The Catholic Church wants taxes on sanitisers, face masks and other Covid 19 essentials waived.
At the same time, the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops(KCCB) has warned against laziness under the guise of the apprehension caused by the pandemic – By Enock Mukoma.
The bishops said although staying at home was neccesary, Kenyans must enhance innovation and work.
The Church said technological advancements and opportunities available in Kenya can make it possible to participate in the economy.
In a communique read by Bishop Wamaria Wainaina of the Diocese of Muranga, the Bishops said the pandemic was here to stay hence the need for the intervention.
The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops said peace must be allowed to prevail during this period.
“The new normal is in wearing face masks. Washing hands in order to slow this pandemic”, the Bishops said.
The statement was issued during the Celebration of Pentecost Sunday at the Holy Family Basillica in Nairobi.
It was graced by Cardinal John Njue, the head of the Catholic Church in Kenya.
The Bishops urged Kenyans to stop being lazy and participate in the economy in the best way possible.
The Bishops said working from home was no excuse for laxity, adding that innovation was the only way out.