Priest, worshipers arrested

Priest, worshipers arrested

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Police raided a church at Mbololo in Taita Taveta and arrested a Catholic Father and 12 worshippers who were conducting a Sunday service in violation of government directives.Fr Ronald Wafula was presiding over a Sunday mass at St Joseph Mukasa Catholic Church in Mwakiki village.According to Voi subcounty police commander Bernastein Shari, the police responded and found the cleric and 12 local worshippers in the middle of a mass.
A Catholic official from the Voi Parish who asked not to be named said it was troubling that priests were being arrested for offering comfort and hope to people who were scared of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Fr Marcus Were, Father-in-charge of Voi Parish under which Mwakiki falls, declined to comment on the matter