Priests and the Nuns Arrested For Violating the Government Rules
Police on Saturday morning detained two priests, several nuns and 46 congregants who were fellowshipping at two Catholic churches in Bungoma. They were arrested for breaking government order hanging physical meetings in fight against the new coronavirus.
Thirty-two people were detained at Christ the King Catholic Church while fourteen were seized at St Paul's Kanduyi parish.
There was drama as some congregants took to their heels when police officers in neutral clothing, acting on a tip-off, invaded the two churches.
Bungoma South Deputy County Commissioner Michael Yator said the accused were provisionally inside and later forgave to go home.
We free them after warning them that no congregations are not allowable and everyone should pray at home," he said.
Kanduyi Deputy County Commissioner Abdi Shakur requested faithful to follow to government directives and avoid public assemblies.
"We are calling upon people to avoid conference in churches, markets mosques, bars and other places of social meetings to help stop spread of Covid-19," he said.
In other countries like Italy the spread started and the people continued with their day to day operation now the condition is so serious in the country now Kenyans are advised to stay at home and protect themselves from the disease.