Unregistered churches under siege as police in Bungoma launch crackdown.
Unregistered churches under siege; The detectives stated that they are going to ascertain the number of churches per Sub-county.
Speaking to the media, Bungoma County police commander Francis Kooli highlighted that they must know if all the church are acting under the law and they are transacting legal business.
Commander Kooli stated,”We have taken up the matter to ensure that all churches in Bungoma have complied with the law. The Shakahola mass killings have raised a lot of concerns from different groups of people.”
He further stated that all those churches found to be acting without registration, should get their certificates within a month or they are risking closure.
He stated,”I have asked all church leaders drawn from Bungoma that after they have followed all channels of registration they should hand over certificates to the nearest police station and display a photocopy on the church wall.”
This comes after Mackenzie’s church has been on the spotlight for spreading controversial messages regarding the gospel and in turn, harming the people who are following them.
The interior cabinet secretary, Kithure Kindiki promised to take action, regarding the case even as exhumation and search of persons at the Shakahola forest continue.
According to statistics, detectives have identified 310 churches in Bungoma South Sub-County, 460 in Bungoma Central, 390 in Webuye East and 424 in Kimilili.
Kooli stated,“We haven’t done a crackdown in the entire Bungoma, we target to get even more churches.”