National Council of Churches of Kenya chairman Timothy Ndambuki has faulted the government for failing to consider the church as an essential service provider during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Speaking in Machakos last evening, Dr Ndambuki, who is the Africa Brotherhood Church (ABC) Archbishop for East and Central Africa, said that political leaders and civil servants had failed to honour the church.
“They don’t recognise the church as important and the devil is using them to make the church look weak. They should know that we are still standing strong,” he stated.
He wondered why other sectors had been reopening gradually, yet places of worship had remained closed.
The religious leader noted that it was time for the government to recognise the role played by churches in the country.
“The church contributes greatly to education and health. Nearly 60 per cent of education in the country is controlled by the church. We also have so many church-owned and run hospitals,” he explained.
The archbishop asked fellow clergymen to start preparing adequately ahead of the much-awaited reopening of churches.
Nyeri’s Catholic Diocese Archbishop Anthony Muheria is leading an inter-faith council to draft the guidelines before worship can resume.
Archbishop Muheria said two days ago that the draft safety measures would be ready by the end of this week.