Nairobi, 05 June, 2020 / 6:12 am (ACI Africa).
A Kenyan Catholic activist is spearheading an online campaign for the resumption of public worship in the East African nation while adhering to “necessary measures.”
The campaign is based on the argument that Government authorities in Kenya “have forbidden believers from visiting churches and participating in worship services” while allowing the operation of “other services that include and not limited to transport, restaurants, pharmacies, supermarkets, abortion centers etc.”
“Many serious experts consider these decisions to be in violation of the Constitution and federal laws,” CitizenGo, the organization behind the campaign, an initiative spearheaded by the Campaigns Director in Africa, Ann Kioko, posted on the online forum.
“The worshippers want to go to church; they want to receive the sacrament while observing the necessary measures just like everyone does while going to use public service vehicles or going to a supermarket,” the organizers of the campaign state on the online forum with the petition where at least 29,800 people have signed.
They add, “For Christians, the impossibility of visiting the church is not only the deprivation of prayer together, but also the lack of the ability to confess and take part in the Sacrament of the Eucharist.”