Deputy president William Samoei Ruto on the 16th of June, hosted religious leaders from different denominations in hisat his Karen office located in Nairobi County where they discussed concerning the reopening of the places of worship.
Ruto met church leaders of the East Africa Pentecostal Church from Meru, Tharaka Nithi, Embu, Nairobi and Isiolo counties led by Presiding General Overseer Bishop Samuel Henry Muguna, at his Karen office located in Nairobi County.
He urged the leaders to present their proposals concerning the guidelines that will be followed when the churches will reopen, this will facilitate the quick resumption of services in churches.
Deputy president William said, “We are appealing to spiritual leaders to make timely presentations to the Inter-Religious Council of Kenya established by the Government to expedite the reopening of the places of worship.”
He expressed confidence in the council as he revealed that the team is already developing rules that will facilitate the churches reopening.
“We are pleased the Council is already developing protocols for the systematic resumption of services in the houses of prayer in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Ruto went on to say.
The government decided to close down churches after Kenya experienced a surge in the number of the Corona virus cases in the country soon after we registered the first case.
When churches will reopen, Kenyans should expect a change in the way they have been operating as they will have to observe strict social distance rules, the putting on of face masks and sanitation.