Personal sacrifices will win war against coronavirus, says Raila

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020 00:00 |
ODM leader Raila Odinga (right) and the Leader of Majority in the Senate Samuel Poghisio during Madaraka Day celebrations at State House, Nairobi, yesterday. Photo/PD/PSCU

Noah Cheploen  @cheploennoah

Opposition leader Raila Odinga has expressed optimism that the country is winning the fight against coronavirus pandemic. 

In his Madaraka Day message, the ODM leader said Kenya is on track in combating the disease which has caused more than 374,000 deaths globally.

He thanked health and other frontline workers for putting their lives on the line in order to save others saying this is the biggest act of love and sacrifice. 

“I salute our dedicated health workers who have risked their lives to lead the battle against Covid-19 from the front and made all the difference with regard to saving lives,” he said. 

The ODM leader urged Kenyans to emulate founding fathers by taking personal sacrifice saying this is the only way the country is going to defeat coronavirus and other challenges facing the country such as floods and locust invasion.  

“Every struggle requires that we make sacrifices and forgo the comforts we are used to if we are to win,” he said. 

Freedom fighters, he said, endured starvation in the forests, torture in detention camps and indignity in prison to make Madaraka Day possible.

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