Kitui Pastor Turns Into Hawker to Survive After Church Closure [VIDEO]

  • Businessmen and women selling eggs and smokies by the roadside
    Businessmen and women selling eggs and smokies by the roadside
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  • A Kitui pastor by the name Peter Musyoka turned to hawk smokies and eggs after the government shut down all churches in an aim to combat the Covid-19 virus.

    Musyoka, who has six children, explained to NTV News on Wednesday, May 6, that closure of churches had made to him and his children to suffer.

    "Most pastors are having it rough because they would get something small from the offerings and tithes that they would collect but now we are sleeping hungry," Musyoka stated.

    A photo of congregants at the Friends Church (Quakers) in Lang'ata, Nairobi on Sunday, March 15, 2020.
    Congregants at the Friends Church (Quakers) in Lang'ata, Nairobi on Sunday, March 15, 2020.
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    He added that preachers were delivering their summons through digital platforms but were not getting offering like they used to before.

    The 38-year-old preacher has served at the New Apostolic Church Mwingi Township from 2007.

    Musyoka called on the government to consider re-opening churches, adding that the sanctuaries would follow directives set by the government.

    The pastor's plea came days after clergymen in Nyanza and Kakamega pleaded with the government to re-open churches.

    The clergymen stated that they would allow only a few individuals to attend churches in order to ensure social distance was observed.

    “I don’t understand how the government allowed restaurants to reopen but left churches from that list," they argued.

    The government shut down churches as one of the measures to combat the virus, a decision that may not change, soon owing to the number of Covid-19 cases reported so far.

    On Wednesday, May 6, Kenya recorded 47 Covid-19 positive cases bring the total number to 582.

    Below is a video courtesy of NTV;