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Churches call for government support to re-open

By Jeckonia Otieno | July 5th 2020 at 12:00:00 GMT +0300

A group of churches has called on the government to support independent churches to reopen alongside the mainstream ones.

Pentecostal Alliance of Kenya (PAK) has also asked President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto to work together for the unity of the country.

“We are asking the senior leaders to work in unity even as the country tackles the Covid-19 pandemic and provide a roadmap for reopening of places of worship,” said PAK chairman, Bishop Jonah Kariuki.

The alliance, comprising over 2,000 individual member churches, was mainly formed to cater for smaller churches that are not under the big religious umbrella bodies like the National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) and the Evangelical Alliance (EAK).

The alliance said that some of the pre-conditions being touted for the reopening of churches such as buying disinfectant booths cannot be met by small churches unless they get support from the government.


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