Religious leaders from Narok County have called on the government to relax some covid-19 rules on how church services should be conducted.
The Narok Pastors Fellowship complained that some of the regulations are too tight and almost impossible to apply. Especially the ones restricting the duration of a church service to one hour.
“The rule on only 100 persons attending a church service at a go is not applicable because some churches have as many as 5,000 members. Now who will attend and who should be left behind,” said the group’s Secretary Bishop Peter Nakola.
He spoke during a fellowship at Ololulunga Full Gospel church on Sunday, where elders and leaders were above 60 years and are the ones at the frontline in leading the service.
“We want the service to take longer than only one hour so that we can have a proper worship session. However, we are grateful to the government for re-opening the churches,” Nakola said.
Most of the churches services resumed yesterday after the government stopped them when Covid-19 broke out in March.
The clerics continued on their onslaught and declared oppose the proposed Reproductive Health Bill saying it will normalise sex among teenagers.
Nakola said they will not support it. The bill is sponsored by Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika, arguing that it will encourage immorality among teenagers and could impact negatively on the society. Noting that it was also against cultural and religious believes, Nakola urged for more cultations to be done at the grassroot levels,
“The Bill in its current form seems to encourage teen sex by using contraceptives, which will lead to premature sex. We need to be very careful so that we may not seem to be permitting teenagers to engage in sex,” he added,