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Bad times as ‘fishers of men’ veer off rails, turn on their flock

By Counties Team
Updated Mon, February 24th 2014 at 00:00 GMT +3

A source within the SDA indicates that a number of pastors have been struck off from their union and have started their own assemblies, hence the many cases of misbehavior among the clergy.

Late last year, a Catholic priest who was accused of raping a school girl three years ago appeared in a Kisii court with the charges.  Thomas Gori of Ng’enyi Catholic Church appeared before the Kisii resident magistrate Lucy Kaitani and was accused of defilement contrary to the Sexual Offences Act.

The priest, who allegedly performed the act at Ikuruma sub-location in Marani District within Kisii County, also faced an alternative charge of performing an indecent act contrary to the law.

Father Lawrence Nyaanga of the Kisii parish told The Counties that pastors and priests have lost the moral obligation and values in safeguarding the community.

“We need to remember that our God is a God of love and reasoning,” said Fr Nyaanga.

In Baringo, a bishop has been in hot soup after he was accused of impregnating a high school girl in the late 2000.

   The outspoken bishop who has since sued the girl and distanced himself from the claim, had been alleged to have a string of  sexual misdeamours contrary to Christian teachings. 

Archbishop of Kings Outreach Church, Dr Paul Onjoro, says pastors and church leaders should be morally upright because they are highly respected and trusted by their followers. 

Onjoro says it is surprising that instead of leaders addressing issues facing marriages that is causing divorce and separation, they are the ones found cheating with members of their congregation.

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