SCARED WORSHIPERS

Probe church arson leaflets, Kisii cops urged

St Monica Catholic faithfuls found flyers pinned at the church's main entrance.

In Summary
  • Last year, property worth Sh300,000 was destroyed after arsonists torched three churches in Otamba,  Masongo location in Kisii.
  • The churches include Otamba Catholic Church, Worldwide Church and Nyang’eni SDA.
Fr Lawrence Nyaanga.
SCARED WORSHIPERS: Fr Lawrence Nyaanga.
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Police have been urged to investigate arson threats to churches in Otamba, Nyariba Chache.

Unknown people have been issuing threats that they will continue burning churches.

Fr Lawrence Nyaanga told the Star that last Sunday leaflets were pinned at St Monica Catholic warning worshipers of dire consequences.

He said the flyers by anonymous writers warned that they can be barred from torching the churches but nothing will stop them from employing other methods.

The clergy said the leaflets stated that they will use their demonic powers to suck blood from worshipers.

“The leaflets which were pinned at the church's main entrance left faithfuls who attended morning service in shock. Many were scared,” Nyaanga said.

Nyaaga, who is Kisii University Catholic chaplain, called on all Christians to pray for such people to stop executing their satanic events in worshiping places.

Last year, property worth Sh300,000 was destroyed after arsonists torched three churches in Otamba, Masongo location in Kisii.

The churches include Otamba Catholic Church, Worldwide Church and Nyang’eni SDA.

“It is bad for people with ill motives to start turning on worshiping places,”  the clergy said.

Bishop Nyakoi of Worldwide condemned the incidences saying it was unfortunate for people to burn places of worship.

Kisii South Fellowship chairman Lawrence Nyanuga Omambia called on those involved to seek forgiveness or live to regret.

Nyaanga singled out an incident where a youth was lynched by residents after he was found breaking and stealing from churches.

The church leaders link the incidences to high consumption of illicit brews and smoking of bhang in the area.

(Edited by Bilha Makokha)