Religious leaders from TransNzoia East Interfaith Committee have threatened to “curse” the government over strict Covid-19 measures.
Bishop Martin Mafumbo, chairman of the committee, says the government ought to have consulted them before putting in place the tough measures on closure on places of worship.
“Look at supermarkets,” says the Mountain of Prayer and Deliverance Ministries Kenya Bishop. “There is no social distancing. Look at schools no social distancing. After the church closure, one of our leaders held a great gathering at neighbouring West Pokot and nobody interfered with it.”
Bishop Mafumbo says he will curse the government if it fails to open churches within one week. “We shall fast and pray until God revisit this government. We will make sure we raise our hands to God so that he deals with this pharaoh government that doesn’t respect God,” he said.
The clergy also demanded that they be included in coming up with measures that will help in curbing the pandemic. They said churches are a place of refuge for many who are stressed due to challenges brought about by the pandemic.
Bishop David Khaemba of PEFA church opined that the government is using the pandemic to enrich some individuals.
“This pandemic is being used by a few individuals to fetch unclean money while sidelining the church. I demand immediate reopening of churches as you cannot fight this pandemic without consultation with church leaders,” he said.