The controversial professor Makau took Kenyans by surprise when he wrote,” PRAYERS won’t help Kenya combat the coronavirus PANDEMIC. Let’s stop this SUPERSTITION and return to SCIENCE. This PRIMORDIALISM and NAÏVETÉ could WIPE us off the face of the map”. The tweet has evoked serious criticism from leaders.
In a tweet that prompted significant criticism, with, The Kenya Film classification Chief Executive Officer Dr Ezekiel Mutua fired back in equal measure, “I have seen a social media post by Prof. Makau Mutua mocking the President for calling for national prayers. Prof”,
“Mutua says we should discard prayers and apply science in fighting the COVID-19 crisis. This is a classic case of knowledge without character. There’s science and there’s God and the two are not mutually exclusive”.
You can submerge yourself in a bathtub of sanitizers and still lose this battle. If you do not support the call for prayers just shut up and practice your paganism alone.
There are many believers of diverse faiths in this country, and a call for national prayer by none other than the President should be supported by all Kenyans of goodwill, Ezekiel wrote on his official social media accounts.
The President on Saturday indirect responded to such characters, “To those saying we should turn science, even science needs God – President Uhuru Kenyan told the nation, Makau wrote back.
I am not AGAINST people PRAYING — it’s a BASIC human right. It’s part of the rights to RELIGION, BELIEF, and CONSCIENCE. My point was that prayers can’t — and won’t — CURE, or END, the coronavirus. Only SCIENCE can STOP the virus