Wednesday, May 6, 2020 – National Super Alliance (NASA) leader, Raila Odinga, has offered a candid insight on how to eliminate Coronavirus in Africa.
In an interview with SABC on Tuesday, Raila said that Coronavirus is not a curse, not a rich man’s disease, but it is real.
“…it is a disease for everybody both white and black. We need to take it seriously. This thing is affecting our people and it is time to be careful and cautious,” he said.
Raila said Kenya needs to increase testing facilities across the country or more people will be infected.
“..The mere fact that Kenya is testing 1,000 people per day and getting 45 infections is cause for alarm. Our rates are very high,” he said.
The former Premier noted that Kenyans and the whole of Africa should believe that the disease can be defeated.
“We will defeat it but after how many causalities? Let us live to tell the story. It is possible and Africa will arise,” he said.
Raila further appealed to African leaders to take this as an opportunity to get Africa out of poverty.
“Korea and China did it between the 1970s and today.”
“This must be Africa’s chance.”
“Information on Covid19 was not properly shared.”
“Even at the last AU meeting in February, Covid-19 was not an issue because the information was just not there,” he said.
“However, Africa has responded pretty well to the disease. We are witnessing a Third World War without bombs. The effects will be far-reaching. The entire world has come to a standstill,” he said.
The Kenyan DAILY POST