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
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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
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
Service should not exceed
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.