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Concerns as a Political Party Leader Holds Campaigns Amid Ravaging COVID-19 -PHOTOS

Amid the ravaginCOVID-19 pandemic that is killing Kenyans, some politicians are still carrying on with their political events, including holding political meetings and campaigns.

Several Kenyans have succumbed to COVID-19, with the latest deaths touching the political families across the country.

Ugenya Constituency lawmaker David Ochieng on Tuesday held political gatherings in Kisumu while campaigning for the Movement for Democracy and Growth candidate in the coming by-election in Dabaso Ward in Kilifi County.

Emmanuel Changawa is battling for the MCA seat in the ward through the Movement for Democracy and Growth (MDG), whose leader is David Ochieng.

David Ochieng campaigned for the candidate amid the ravaging COVID-19.

"Took time this afternoon to campaign with our candidate for Dabaso Ward in Kilifi County, Bw. Emmanuel Changawa. Looks good for the Movement for Democracy and Growth," he tweeted.

From the photos the lawmaker shared on Twitter, it could be seen that their supporters were not even wearing face masks. Social distancing was also another COVID-19 measure that had not been adhered to.

It raises concerns for politicians to continue holding campaigns during such period when the country is experiencing a more lethal phase two of COVID-19.

On Tuesday, the Health Ministry Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe confirmed 925 new COVID-19 cases from 5,559 samples tested in the last 24 hours.

The new cases took the country's caseload to 71,729.

Kenya's death toll also rose to 1,302 after 15 more patients succumbed to the virus.

Number of recovered patients in Kenya on Tuesday rose by 1,018 to 47,262.

With such numbers, it clear beyond doubts that the disease is wreaking havoc, which raises concerns when politicians are still holding campaigns.

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Dabaso Ward David Ochieng Emmanuel Changawa Kenyans Movement for Democracy and Growth

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