Nairobi, 18 October, 2022 / 8:38 pm (ACI Africa).
Members of the Interfaith Council in Kenya who were mandated to guide the resumption of public worship during the COVID-19 pandemic have, as their tenure comes to an end, expressed gratitude to the Kenyan government and the people of God in the East African nation for giving them the opportunity to serve.
Former President Uhuru Kenyatta established the Interfaith Council for National Response to Coronavirus Pandemic to guide the resumption of public worship in the East African nation in June 2020.
In a statement signed by the Council’s Chairperson, Archbishop Anthony Muheria of the Catholic Archdiocese of Nyeri, the members of different faith traditions and religions say they felt “so close and united for a common cause… (and) had wonderful experiences of mutual respect and working relationship” when carrying out their duties.
“We feel greatly honored to have been of service to the Nation,” they say in the Tuesday, October 18 statement shared with ACI Africa.
They express gratitude to all Kenyans “who in spite of the sacrifices it entailed, complied by and large, to the guidelines and indications given by this Interfaith Council. At times it meant heroic forgoing of some important aspects in the distinct worship styles of the diverse Faith Traditions.”