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PS Nduva hails clergy for peacekeeping role in the country

Principal Secretary State Department for Performance and Service Delivery Ms. Veronica Nduva has commended the clergy for their role in maintaining peace in society and counseling of faithful.

Nduva was speaking at the ACK All Souls Cathedral in Machakos town during an international conference and prayer meeting for church leaders, where she said that the church has held the society together through prayers and preaching of the gospel.

She also added that the church has helped the government in communicating its messages to the public in matters of development and promoting security.

Ps Nduva implored the clergy to continue praying for leaders as they work to improve the welfare of the people.

“We as leaders recognize the great work that the clergy does. Sometimes we do not say it but we recognize it,” said Ps Nduva.

The religious leaders were urged to offer their support in intensifying the government’s efforts in providing education to all and eliminating of vices that negatively affect Kenyans such as gender-based violence and consumption of illicit brews.

She reiterated that the government through the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) is working on modalities to enlist Machakos among counties that merit disbursement of relief food.

Machakos Deputy County Commissioner David Rotich reiterated that the crackdown on counterfeit alcohol and beverage-handling machines is ongoing in all the sub-counties as part of measures to eradicate illicit brews affecting Kenyans.

Rotich said several people have been arrested in connection with the counterfeit alcohol, particularly in Machakos and Matungulu sub-counties.

He noted that the government will withdraw licenses of bar operators found violating the liquor rules and regulations.

“We shall carry out inspection of all bars and other liquor outlets to check those contravening the liquor licenses regulations and they will be taken to court,” warned Rotich.

The one-day conference was hosted by Bishop Joseph Kioko Mutungi who applauded the clergy from Machakos and other parts of the country who attended the prayer meeting that will nourish them spiritually.

The prayer meeting was led by Prophetess Ruth Kioko the founder of Wopranet Kenya which spearheads transforming nations through persistent prayer and evangelism.

By Anne Kangero and Veronica Mbithi

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