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Bishop Wanjiru Calls for Self Regulation of the Church

The church should be left to self regulate. This is the opinion of Bishop Margaret Wanjiru of Jesus is Alive Ministries.

Airing her views to the Senate Committee, which is chaired by Tana River Senator Danson Mungatana, Bishop Wanjiru said:
“To avoid such scenarios happening in future, we recommended the following steps among others:

  1. Enhance Community Policing – We need to encourage communities to co-exist better with our security agencies in which will enhance information sharing.
  2. Strengthen the Nyumba Kumi Initiative – The Government should scale up this initiative which is meant to ensure that people live in peace, harmony and unity.
  3. Security Agencies should collaborate with Religious Leaders – Our security systems should find a way of working together with religious leaders which will create stronger networks and collaborative approach to issues in the society.
  4. Umbrellas bodies anchored on Law – Churches should be governed under Umbrella bodies in order to promote sound doctrine and take disciplinary action where necessary. These Umbrella bodies should be anchored in law.
  5. Self-regulation – The ultimate solution to better manage religious institutions in Kenya is Self-regulation, it has worked in other institutions and it shall work for the religious sector.

As the Church in Kenya we must continue to preach the pure Word of God and ensure that we operate under the laws.”.
She at the same time dismissed calls for all clerics to have mandatory theological training terming the religious work as a vocation.
Article 118(1)(b) of the Constitution and the Senate Standing Orders require Parliament to facilitate public participation and involvement in the legislative and other business of Parliament and its Committees.

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