Priest who formulated Covid-19 protocols for churches battling virus in hospital

Religious leaders continue to call on Kenyans to be cautious as coronavirus cases surge.

Archbishop Anthony Muheria of Nyeri Archdiocese is among the top religious leaders who have been confirmed to have contracted the virus.

In a message sent to priests asking for spiritual support, Muheria announced that he had contracted the virus and is currently admitted at Mater Hospital in Nairobi.

Muheria who doubles up as the chairperson for the Interfaith Council on the National Response appealed for prayers from his fellow priests and faithful of Nyeri Archdiocese.

“Thank you very much for your continued prayers when I am admitted to Hospital with Covid-19. God has shown me His love, and your love too, through your prayers.”

“I plead with you to continue praying for our brothers and sisters who may be going through a difficult time,” said Muheria.

Muheria, who has been on the forefront in the fight against the spread of the disease, went on saying that his health was improving and urged Kenyans not to lower their guards.

“On my part, I have improved slightly and I can now eat and sleep well. However, I am still on supplementary oxygen.”

Muheria led a team of priests, nuns and psychologists in setting up Good Shepherd Call Centre in Nyeri to cater to the needs of hundreds of people facing mental breakdowns during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Peterson Ndegwa, a Catholic Priest in Nyeri, said Muheria’s state was personal to most of the religious leaders and other faithful citing his commitment in adherence to Covid -19 protocols in churches through the interfaith council of religious leaders.

The Muheria-led interfaith council was tasked by President Uhuru Kenyatta to formulate protocols that would be followed in places of worship to curb the spread of the virus in churches and mosques.

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