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Support us in the fight against COVID19,Says interfaith council.

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Kisii County interfaith council led by Executive secretary Pr.Samson Omwange,[3rd from left] they have urged the county and national governments support it with funds and materials to set up sub county committees to fight the Covid 19. [Photo Brighton Makori ]

The Kisii County interfaith council has urged the county and national governments to support it with funds and materials to set up sub county committees to fight the Covid 19.

Addressing the press  in Kisii town  on Thursday , the official  led  Council’s Executive Secretary, Pastor Samson Omwange challenged the government to  channel funds ,masks and sanitizers through the council to distribute to people at the grassroots.

 According to the council, unlike politicians, if given funds , masks and Sanitizers they will ensure that they reach many people and distribute them fairly .

Omwange noted that the battle against the pandemic can only be won if all stakeholders are involved, since the church has wide and strong networks in the villages and can complement political leaders and government officers avail masks to locals.

” We urge both Governments to work with interfaith council by providing them with funds , there is money which has been given to counties through funds , we urge that be considered so that we can reach as many people in rural areas ” he added

They also  commended the  government for increasing the age of faithful attending church services from 58 to 65, reducing those of children from 13 to 6 and increasing the number of funeral attendants from 15 to 100, terming it a relief churches

” we are happy for  the announcement of the Government, us we call upon our members to continue   following guidelines set by the ministry in the fight against the pandemic”

Bishop Omangi of Anglican Church  lauded Interior Cabinet Secretary, Dr Fred Matiangi’s directive that security officers respect and work with church leaders in the fight against covid 19.

A section of Kisii interfaith commitee

Last week, the cabinet Secretary, accompanied by health colleague, Mutahi Kagwe warned security officers in Kisii against harassing church leaders and instead embrace dialogue to resolve conflicts.

Officials in the meeting were  Southern Nyanza Anglican Church of Kenya Bishop John Omangi, Pastors- Charles Isaboke, Daniel Atera, Bishop Joseph Otieno, Hezekiah Onchoke and Mohamed Salim

“We are optimistic with united effort, we will succeed and believe God will heal the sick and comfort the bereaved families”they said