Nakuru West Pastors call on President Kenyatta to lift ban on congregational worship

A section of church leaders from Nakuru West have appealed to President Uhuru Kenyatta to review COVID-19 restrictions on congregational worship.

Under the umbrella Nakuru West Pastors’ Foundation,the clergy argued that the church has been following all the protocols and containment measures.

They said the President was ill advised to ban congregational worship of limited members.

Addressing media at Mazembe grounds on Friday,the men of cloth stated that the online services cannot be reached by e everyone as many of their congregants have no access to smart phones.

Through a statement read by their Secretary Pastor Sospeter Mburu,they slammed the interfaith council for failing to give proper advice to President as far as worship places are concerned.

“Mr.President,we are worried as a church because we are seeing something hidden concerning church in Kenya.If the church has kept all the COVID-19 protocols,and matatus, supermarkets and markets are doing business as usual with no adherence to COVID-19 protocols,then why worship places?” they stated.

The Nakuru West Pastors’Foundation Chairman Bishop Isaac Muchiri on his part reiterating that the ban on congregational worship will lead to many ills in the community.

He noted that last year when a similar scenario happened,there were reported many cases of teenage pregnancies, marriages,loss of Jobs, suicide cases among many other crimes.

The clergy added that a time like this,worship places remain the only hope for Kenyans.

“We appeal you Mr.President to allow places of worship to be opened and as we have some before,we shall continue to adhere to the COVID-19 protocols” said Bishop Muchiri.

The man of cloth also took an issue with the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination exercise.

He noted that the exercise is to slow in some facilities creating a risk as there is huge population seeking to be vaccinated.

“The ongoing vaccination exercise is too slow.In some facilities we seen overcrowding and this may risk other people’s lives.Let there be some order in the way the vaccine is administered” he said.

Pastors Justus Juma and Henry Nyamweya on their part calling on Kenyans not be discouraged.

The clergy noted that the COVID-19 situation will come to pass and Kenyans should have hope through prayer.




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