Church Leaders call for re-opening of Churches
A section of Church leaders from Nyeri county are calling on the Government to allow re-opening of Churches for the Sunday service.
According to the leaders, only the Church is able to deal with the current rise in the domestic violence being witnessed in the country.
On Tuesday,Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi said that the government has witnessed a spike in domestic violence, gender-based violence and sexual offence since the first COVID-19 case war reported in the country.
Bishop Paul Wanjohi of Newlife Church said continued ban on social gatherings which has effectively kept Christians away from churches could have contributed to the increase in cases of violence.
“We as a church believe that by relaxing this rule and allowing limited access to churches will help heal rifts in families since church leaders offer counselling to couples,” said Wanjohi.
He said the church plays a crucial role in ensuring families live together in harmony hence the need to allow church gatherings.
The leaders further added that should Churches be opened, they are willing to adhere to the strict social distancing directives issued by the government.“We are ready to follow new measures if the government hears our cries. We have established that continued spending of more time between couple’s is what is causing strained relationship” said Wanjohi