Clergy oppose gov task force on Church Regulations

A section of the Evangelical Church leaders have criticized the Presidential task force on the review of the legal and regulatory framework governing religious organizations saying they disagree with the proposal to regulate churches.

Speaking during a press conference held at the Deliverance Church in Lan’gata, the Chairman of the Kenya Coalition of Churches Alliances and Ministries (KCCAM), Stephen Mutua, said they have worked on modalities of self-regulation as religious societies.

“In reference to the aforesaid, we assure the clergy and the entire nation that we have worked on modalities of self-regulation as religious societies. We have collaborated documents to present to the task force,” said Mr. Mutua.

“We have come to exonerate the Christian church from the blanket condemnation and scrutiny of our churches based on the Shakahola massacre executed by Mackenzie of the so-called ‘Good News International church’ and categorically state that the said person has never been part of any of our umbrella bodies,” added Mr. Mutua.

Mutua also exonerated the church from the brunt beared by Good News International Church Preacher Paul Mackenzi ethat has claimed the lives of 326 people

Police officers conducting exhumations in Shakahola forest recovered 10 more bodies on Friday, bringing the death toll from the starvation cult to 336.

However, no rescues were made, hence the number of people rescued still stands at 95.

The number of victims who have been identified by their kin also still remains at 19, while those missing are 613.

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