• The Witness Halls have been equipped with the necessary technology to facilitate the meetings.
• The Witness' churches have been closed for the last two years, due to the Covid 19 pandemic.
The news of Jehovah's Witness Church in-person meeting resumption starting Friday has been received with positivity.
The news impacts all Jehovah's Witness worshipers across the World with the exception of countries where government restrictions do not permit them to do so.
Noah Munyao, spokesman for Jehovah’s Witnesses in Kenya said they look forward to in-person meetings.
“We have enjoyed having so many from our local communities join our virtual meetings, in search of comfort and hope. We look forward to meeting them in person,” he said.
“There is a collective shout of joy among Jehovah’s Witnesses around the world right now. While we have prospered in many ways as individuals and congregations using technology to bring us together, nothing can adequately replace being together in person. We have longed for this moment for the better part of two years.”
In a statement, the church said it has been carrying out its ministry through letters and phone calls while holding two-weekly meetings in a virtual format.
"The average attendance at these meetings exceeded 47,420 each week in Kenya, even though there are about 30,000 Witnesses in 664 congregations," the statement read.
Bernard Owuor, a Witness at a Kikuyu town church expressed his joy and said that associations with friends gave him a boost to move on.
“I have been attending meetings of Jehovah’s Witnesses for the last 29 years, I liken going back to in-person meetings to eating my favourite food after having missed it for a long time,” he said.
The Witness churches have been closed for the last two years, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Jehovah’s Witnesses in Kenya suspended their public ministry in March 2020.
The Witness Halls have been equipped with the necessary technology to facilitate the meetings.
A pilot program was held in October and November in countries around the world to assess how this could be done most effectively.
Munyao affirmed that resuming in-person meetings will bring the Witnesses closer together.
“It has been heartwarming to see the peace and unity among Jehovah’s Witnesses during this very divisive time. We’re anxious to see one another again.”
Jehovah’s Witnesses have no plans to resume their public ministry yet.