Kenyan preachers educating people about coronavirus

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Led by presiding Bishop Rev. John Abisai, the clergy called on locals to take maintain high level of hygiene as part of precautionary measures in the wake of the spread.

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Kenyan clergymen have now resorted to carrying sensitization services to publicplaces following the government’s directive to minimise church gatherings.

Five bishops from Maranatha Faith assembly in Migori today led a host of their church members to Migori bus park where they sensitized travellers on safety measures.
They also issued buckets of water and sanitizers in a bid to lower risk of the disease in the Migori that had been marked as one of the high risk counties.
Led by presiding Bishop Rev. John Abisai, the clergy called on locals to take maintain high level of hygiene as part of precautionary measures in the wake of the spread.
“The whole message to win the war against this pandemic zeroes in to individual practice of high standards of hygiene and change of attitude in the way we conduct our business. We urge all our pastors and overseers to set aside 15 minutes during every service to educate the congregation on safety measures against the virus,” he said.

He noted that the church will embark on a door to door sensitization campaign after realising that majority of rural dwellers had little knowledge on the highly contagious virus.

“Going forward, we will be taking the exercise to the surbubs because people in the rural areas have little information on this virus,” he added.
One of the bishops, Dr William Maswi appealed to other churches to sensitize their congregants on safet measures noting that they had improvised church arrangements to cater for only a few members.
“every  Sunday, we will have four separate masses owing to the one meter distance set by the health department. This means only a few congregants will attend church services at ago,” he said.
Bishop Daniel Nyamburo said that chuches will remain opened throughout to enable faithful to pray.
“We can’t lock out our worshippers from accessing the church, our doors remain open for those willing to join us in prayers. All we call for is calm and incessant prayers during this pandemic,” bishop Nyamburo said.

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