Ex-Citizen TV Host Calls Out Pastors Over Disheartening Behaviour

  • A photo of former Rauka show host Enid Moraa with the show's current host Kambua Manundu.
    Former Rauka show host Enid Moraa with the show's current host Kambua Manundu.
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  • A former Citizen TV anchor has taken upon herself to call out Kenyan pastors intent on holding church services amid the Coronavirus outbreak in Kenya that calls for social distancing. 

    Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke on phone, former Rauka host Enid Moraa urged Kenyans to shun church services explaining that they were fertile grounds for the spread of the virus.

    She further cautioned Kenyans that the pastors who were constantly urging them to go to church did not have their best interests at heart.

    "I want to scream! Don't go to church! My fellow Kenyans, there are pastors out here still telling you to go congregate tomorrow in church with everything that's going on. I cannot emphasise this more, 'Please do not listen to these people," she urged in a Facebook post.

    Former Rauka show host Enid Moraa inside her house abroad.
    Former Rauka show host Enid Moraa inside her house abroad.
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    Taking a cue from various European and Asian countries hard hit by the pandemic, the former TV presenter reminded Kenyans that sometimes good intentions do not save lives.

    "God does not live in a building! Coronavirus is real. It kills and the large numbers that attend church is the perfect place to spread. Please Google what happened in Malaysia," urged Moraa

    "All those countries that are affected have Christian's and in most of them it actually started and was blown up by people insisting on going to large gatherings...yes this includes the church," she continued.

    She also pointed out that in most of the affected countries, governments had ordered movement restrictions with people only allowed to visit the supermarket, pharmaceutical stores and a few other joints.

    For Italy and some parts of France, she observed, that failure to follow safety guidelines led to the spread with quite a number having been infected in places of worship. 

    "I ask people why they lock doors, wisdom dictates that it is the best thing to do. Kenyans are trying to figure out what to do, let us just listen to the people God has given the wisdom to lead us.

    "In several countries, people congregating in places of worship have led to the spread of the virus," she noted.

    "Many Asian countries are on movement restriction and we can only go to the supermarkets and pharmaceuticals. We need to apply wisdom. People feel, 'my intentions to go to church to pray are good-natured' but good intentions do not save lives," she reiterated.

    Moraa left Citizen TV in March 2019 after a five-year stint in an emotional last show that was also attended by her mother.

    The virus has so far claimed 13,069 lives with 308,592 infected and only 95,829 recovered. In Kenya, seven people have tested positive for the virus.

    A photo of former Rauka show host Enid Moraa (Right) with her then co-hosts (from left to right) Ken Tha DJ, Trish Kareh and Andy Mburu
    Former Rauka show host Enid Moraa (Right) with her then co-hosts (from left to right) Ken Tha DJ, Trish Kareh and Andy Mburu
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