• The Inter-Faith Council for Covid-19 on Thursday, November 26 issued a new raft of guidelines for churches, weddings and funerals.

    The Inter-Faith Council Vice-chairperson Connie Kivuti announced the new guidelines that include curbing the age limit from 6 to 65 years respectively.

    “The number that will be attending funeral services is 100 people with only 15 allowed at the graveside. The duration of the burial must not exceed one hour and no food served in funerals.

    A service being conducted at the Church of God.

    “Those attending weddings will be strictly 50 people, food will only be served for the nuclear family,” she explained.

    The church has also been directed not to conduct services beyond 90 minutes with meetings other than services within the premises banned.

    Kivuti also called out politicians for endangering the lives of Kenyans as well as the public for dropping their guard on Covid-19 containment measures.

    “The political class is not focused on health crisis but on other political issues.

    “The council has also noted with great concern that our communities are not adhering to the Ministry of Health guidelines,” she added.

    Back in September, the number of persons allowed to attend weddings and funerals was raised to 200 as announced by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

    Under the then revised protocols, a church with a 30,000 capacity auditorium would be allowed to host up to 10,000 worshipers provided distancing guidelines are enforced.

    Public health staff in PPEs pictured at a burial in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County
    Public health staff in PPEs pictured at a burial in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County