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Govt urged to tighten church registration laws

21 February 2014, 11:15

Nairobi - A section of church leaders have called on the government to restrict the registration of new churches in the country amid acts of immorality among the men of the cloth.

Anglican Archbishop Eliud Wabukhala urged the existing churches to put in place stringent measures of disciplining priests who go against social ideals.

This has come at a time when cases of men of the cloth getting involved in sexual relationships with their church members being on the increase.

“I had asked the government to regulate the registration of churches and those faith groups but I think government did not take it up,” said Wabukhala.

A pastor had been found dead in the bedroom in the house of a female member of his congregation in Buruburu while another had been found in lodging in Karatina town with a married female member of his church.

The church leaders said that disciplinary measures must be taken on pastors who engage in such acts of immorality.

“Institutions or churches need to strengthen both discipline and order in terms of spreading the gospel,” said Wabukhala.

The church leaders said if measures were not taken early, then the acts of the wayward priests would lead to doom.

– CAJ News

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