The current public health situation in the country and the ensuing precautions to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 have finally occasioned the closure of Central Nyanza Conference office.
The Conference adcom voted in a meeting held on March 23, 2020, to close the office and let staff work from home until April 7, 2020. This is pursuant to, and emulates West Kenya Union Conference advice and action to close for two weeks.
The office will however be opened on Mondays and Thursdays up-to 1 o’clock to do other office work alongside serving those who might require office services.
While making an observation on the matter, Conference president Pr. John Ojung’a advised all staff members to remain in Kisumu and on call throughout the two weeks.
Public health experts have through the Ministry of Health, advised the Kenyan public to stay at their homes to avoid unnecessary social contacts as one of the strategies to abate the spread of the Novel Coronavirus.
Since the World Health Organization declared Coronavirus a global pandemic, the leadership of the Seventh-day Adventist Church has constantly emphasized the Church’s belief in the biblical teaching of the patriotic obligation of citizenry to take heed and adhere to government policies as far they do not infringe on religious and spiritual entitlements. On that premise, members of the Church have been advised not to resist the government’s directive to close places of worship up-to end of the month of April 2020.
Meanwhile, everyone remains vigilant for further advice.
By Vincent Onunga, Communication Director, CNC