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No children, elders as churches set to reopen



Healing miracles may be one of the activities that preachers will not get a chance to perform as the Government instituted tough measures that will keep the sick away from places of worship.

Unlike what the Bible says in Matthew 19:14, children will also not be allowed into the church under the new rules.Those who are in need of healing will now have to stretch their faith further through live-streamed services if they have the electronic gadgets and the services are streamed since the new guidelines will not allow them into houses of worship.President Uhuru Kenyatta announced the new guidelines, prepared by the Interfaith Council of Kenya when he addressed the nation yesterday.

The guidelines say that individuals who have underlying health conditions and are 58 years and above should not join others for communal worship.“A maximum of 100 participants are allowed at each worship service, which should not take more than an hour. Sunday schools and madrassa shall remain suspended until further notice,” said the president.He said in-person worship should not include congregants under the age of 13 or those above 58 years with underlying conditions.From what was developed by the Catholic fraternity and handed to the Interfaith Council of Kenya, even having symptoms synonymous to those of Covid-19 will deny you an opportunity to attend a worship service.

“It is recommended during this period to limit the celebration of the anointing of the sick to those who are dying and those about to undergo serious surgery,” reads the guidelines as presented by the Catholic church.Places of worship will also not allow persons without masks to enter and those without should be provided with. For places of worship that hold more than one service, then there will be disinfection before the next service starts.Practices like giving a hi-five during the service will no longer apply as there will be no physical contact. The sign of peace shared by Catholics may also not be done with physical distance put at 1.5 metres.

Offertory baskets

“To prevent sharing of materials and items among members, remove all missals, hymnals, prayer cards and other paper resources, all congregants will be required to leave their contacts,” reads the guidelines, which the Catholic Church seeks to adopt. Collection of the offering will be done without passing the offertory baskets to the next congregant as the church seeks to adopt a centralised designation for collection.

“Those in charge of the collection will wear gloves,” it adds.For the Catholics, there is already consideration to change the sign of peace or do away.“Communion should be received by hand and every minister and communicant should sanitise their hands prior to distribution and reception,” the document reads.“If any physical contact occurs between the minister and the communicant, the minister should immediately sanitise his hands.”

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He is a very dangerous man! Sonko’s daughter accuses senator of attempting to kill her



Lamu Senator Anwar Loitiptip and Saumu Mbuvi, daughter of former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko, have announced their separation following wrangles and disagreement.

The reports were fuelled by photos and videos of Senator Loitiptip hanging out with a female friend.

Saumu, on Instagram, announced that the two have separated, claiming that she has undergone domestic violence under Loitiptip.

“These are the things he did to me,” wrote Saumu, in one of her photos showing a swollen face and bruised lips.

“He almost killed me. I will forever fight for women to stand for their rights. Never allow a man to be violent to you.”

She also claimed that the senator had neglected their child, leaving Saumu as the primary caregiver.

Loitiptip told that Saumu shared her father’s traits and was suffering from bipolar disorder, threatening to expose her past to prove his claim.

The two have been dating for months and at one point planned to get married. However, Sonko’s daughter clarified that the two had split before officiating their union.

“Wedding date confirmed,” she captioned a picture of herself and the senator in June 2020.

Her previous relationship with businessman cum politician Ben Gatu also ended after she accused him of being violent.

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US raises alarm over Covid-19 cases surge in Tanzania



The US government has revealed that there are significant cases of Covid-19 in Tanzania.

This is just a week after it advised its citizens against travelling to the East African country.

“The US Embassy is aware of a significant increase in the number of Covid-19 cases since January 2021,” the Embassy said.

In a Health alert, the US said the practice of Covid-19 mitigation and prevention measures remains limited.

The Tanzanian government has not released aggregate numbers on Covid-19 cases or deaths since April 2020.

“Healthcare facilities in Tanzania can become quickly overwhelmed in a healthcare crisis. Limited hospital capacity throughout Tanzania could result in life-threatening delays for emergency medical care,” US said.

The Department of State’s travel advisory level for Tanzania is Level 3.

The US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention says that travellers should avoid all travel to Tanzania.

The Embassy continues to recommend that all individuals take caution in day-to-day activities.

President John Magufuli assured the 58 million inhabitants that they need not worry about observing Covid-19 preventative measures.

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Siwachii wezi! Uhuru vows not to leave the country to thieves in 2022



President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday made a surprising stop to lecture Nairobi residents after finishing his engagement at the National Cargo Deconsolidation Centre (NCDC-Nairobi).

The Head of State said he was angry at Nairobians for being against the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Bill stating that the report has given Nairobi more constituencies.

“If we have a BBI that says the people of Nairobi will have more constituencies and if it’s bursaries a child in Mathare who today receives Ksh500, how will that child study up to university level,” President Kenyatta said.

“But there is another child who gets Ksh100,000 in Busury per year is that right?… BBI is not for helping Raila or Uhuru it is for you,” he continued.

Uhuru went on to disclose that he has no plans to rule after his term is over and his interest is in finishing the job that Kenyans elected him to do.

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