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Bungoma Catholic Priests roasted online for disregarding government directive, conducting services.

Bungoma's Christ the King parish priest Fr. Christopher Wanyonyi. Photo/Shamu Ashale.

Two popular Roman Catholic Priests in Bungoma County have been trolled by online users for going against the government order and holding mass in their respective churches.

Bungoma's Christ the King Catholic church priest Fr.Christopher Wanyonyi and his Kanduyi parish colleague Fr.John Ogolla were the subject of humiliation on social media after they were dispersed by police officers.

The government has banned all churches from holding masses in order to combat the spread of COVID-19.

The clergies and their congregants were chased out of their respective churches as they held morning services on Saturday March 28,2020.

Kanduyi catholic church priest father John Ogolla. Photo/Courtesy

Bungoma South OCPD Wilson Nanga confirmed summoning and questioning Fr.Ogolla on Saturday after he escaped police dragnet after he was found holding the mass.

"Yes, we called and grilled him, however he told us that he wasn't holding any service but was just having a regular church meeting with his staff to iron out some burning issues," he said.

However, online users did not spare the clergies and blamed them for failing to heed to the government directive to stop spreading the deadly global pandemic COVID-19.

Wanyonyi Bullan wrote "Catholic priests think they are above the law? They should lead by example by enforcing the government directive in order to fight Coronavirus, they should not be big headed and only think of their stomachs,".

"Bungoma catholic priests are the worst leaders, they should have been arrested and confined in cells until they learn the hard way, Coronavirus is real and they are joking with it, we don't want to die, they are not special at all," wrote Victor Wanyama.

Christ the King Catholic Church. Photo/Shamu Ashale

Another social media user, Stellah Wambulwa said, "Father Wanyonyi and Ogolla are after worldly things, they preach water and take wine, what a shame in a bid to fight the global pandemic,".

The government has also issued a directive to all Kenyans to remain indoors throughout the night from 7pm to 5am as they observe the curfew announced by President Uhuru Kenyatta which started on Friday March 27.

Content created and supplied by: ShamuAshale (via Opera News )

Bungoma County Catholic Christ the King Christopher Wanyonyi John Ogolla


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