God will still hear you when you pray from your house — Kagwe tells the elderly

By Vincent Kejitan | Friday, Jul 10th 2020 at 16:51
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Health CS Mutahi Kagwe on Friday asked the elderly to avoid places of worship for the time being especially if they have other ailments.

Speaking during a Covid-19 briefing in Kilifi County, CS Kagwe noted that those above the age of 60 are better off worshipping at home since God will still hear them.

“If you are above 60 and maybe you are suffering from diabetes or high blood pressure, it is not advisable to go to crowded places.

“God is omnipresent. He will hear you from wherever you are. Let us worship from home for now then later when the situation improves we can go back to church,” he said.

Adding: “There is no hurry to go to heaven or to go to church.”

The Interfaith Council on Tuesday announced the way forward as far as reopening places of worship is concerned.

Through a statement read by Archbishop Anthony Muheria, the council noted that public places of worship will be reopened in the next few days, tentatively on July 14, 2020, but a number of guidelines have to be adhered to.

There must be sufficient stations of handwashing with soap or sanitization with alcohol-based sanitizers

All congregants must wear proper face masks over their mouth and nose throughout the service

Social distance of 1.5m between all congregants must be observed

Maximum number of congregants should not exceed 100persons

Children under the age of 13 and persons over the age of 58 are encouraged to stay at home during the first phases of reopening

Service should not exceed 60minutes

Further;

There shall be regular cleaning and disinfection of places of worship

Care in avoiding all unnecessary contact during worship

Use of thermal guns

Collections and other activities that involve passing around items will be rethought

The council noted that reopening places of worship will follow four phases which will depend on the infection trend and spread.

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