The Evangelical Alliance of Kenya EAK has advised its member Churches to adhere to the guidelines issued by the Government in combating the spread of Coronavirus.
The Alliance has also advised their members and Kenyans at large to take precaution as directed by the ministry of health in places of worship and or in any gathering.
In a press briefing, EAK led by its chair Bishop David Oginde and Secretary General Re. CONIE KIVUTI has called upon the church and the and the nation at large to a time of fasting and prayer.
The evangelicals in Kenya have also commended the move by president Uhuru Kenyatta to declare this coming Saturday a national prayer day.
They have called upon all governor’s to follow Uhuru’ s directive, and call for prayers in their respective counties so that the entire nation will be in prayer on that day.
This comes even as various churches have announced that they will not be holding services in compliance with the president’s directive on COVID 19 mitigation efforts.
Parklands Baptist Church has announced that it will not hold its evening prayer service today. The prayer service which is usually held every Wednesday of the week at the Church’s sanctuary will instead be broadcasted on the church’s online platforms.
In a statement sent to Hope Fm Newsroom signed by Senior pastor Rev. Ambrose Nyanga’o and Associate pastor Rev. Simon Mwangi, the church leadership has advised its members to log on into the church’s online platforms for continued updates.
The clergy men are also expected to give a way forward concerning the Sunday services and other scheduled events.
On their part,
Christ is the answer Ministries CITAM has suspended all is church services for the next three weeks. Addressing the press At CITAM Valley Road Nairobi, the presiding Bishop of CITAM Rev, Dr. David Bishop Oginde flanked by the senior pastors has said that this is in a bid to comply with the government directive.
According to CITAM Bishop Dr. David Oginde, the suspension of the Sunday services and Mid-week services at all 24 CITAM branches in the country is a move that is meant to secure the Congregants from the Corona Virus that has already infected 185,000 and claimed 7,500 lives so far.
To ensure that the Congregants continue to receive spiritual nourishment CITAM will from this Sunday the 22nd broadcast its services live.
Addressing the press Bishop Oginde has also urged the government to ease the tax burden on Kenyans with the effect of the Corona virus slowly crouching into the economy. He has encouraged Christians to express love and be generous during this time.
CITAM has also welcomed the move by president Uhuru Kenyatta to declare the Saturday 21st as a national prayer day amid the outbreak of the Corona virus.