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Slay Queen Pastor Lucy Natasha Defies Goverment’s Directive To Self Quarantine

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Natasha on the plane from her trip in Ghana where 6 Coronavirus cases have been reported.

Known for pomp and opulence, Rev. Lucy Natasha who courts media attention is not new to controversy. It’s normal to spot her traversing the world in private jet, SUVs while surrounded with bodyguards. She has made a name for herself with the pageantry.

Kenyan government like the rest of the world is struggling with the deadly Coronavirus cases with key containment measures taken to halt the spread further. Kenya has confirmed three cases both of whom had traveled from London together.

Rev. Natasha preaching.

President Uhuru in his address to the nation banned all public gatherings including church as a curbing measure of the virus that now threatens to spread to many. President also encouraged social distancing and asked employers to allow staff working from home to avoid being in crowded places.

Uhuru also banned travels to and from countries with confirmed cases of Coronavirus. Those whom have traveled recently from areas with confirmed cases were directed by the President to self quarantine for 14 days to avoid spreading the virus should they have been in contact.

Rev. Natasha had just arrived from Ghana where she was on a religious tour interacting and preaching with the locals. Ghana has registered 6 Coronavirus cases.

Ghana is closing its borders to travelers from countries with more than 200 cases of the coronavirus as the West African nation seeks to prevent contagion of the disease.

Its therefore disturbing that despite the Rev falling under the square of those who recently traveled from affected countries, has defied the directive to quarantine and instead putting many of her followers at risk l. She continues to hold her normal church services where the crowd obviously come into contact.

It’s not enough assuring that the church will put in place sanitizers but extremely dangerous for the Rev to take such an irresponsible stand. In China, those who deliberately put others to risk of contracting and spreading the Coronavirus are arrested and charged with homicide.

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South Korea now has reported 1900+ deaths from the Coronavirus in what officials have traced to have started from a church. The now famous patient 31 had defied doctors advice to self quarantine and went about with her normal life including attending church twice. When she tested positive, her contacts were traced and it would later turn out that the escalation emanated from the church with over 200,000 followers, 70% of infections in South Korea have since been traced back to the church.

Rev. Natasha is unnecessarily irresponsible and putting many in risk. What is wise to do now is to stay at home, she can livestream her sermons to the followers without crowding, better safe than sorry. This is what should happen with all other religious institutions.


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