Faithfuls of the Anglican Church of Kenya in Mumias diocese will have to bury their loved ones on any other day of the week except Saturdays and Sundays.

An edict from the diocese Bishop Joseph Wandera has directed the worshippers at the Mumias churches to pick another day to avoid politicking during the solemn services.

The Bishop complained that politicians have been prone to hijacking funeral services held on the weekend days making the services longer than planned and interfering with the church programme set out for the ceremony.

No funerals will be held on Saturday or Sunday - Mumias ACK Bishop Joseph Wandera
No funerals will be held on Saturday or Sunday - Mumias ACK Bishop Joseph Wandera

ACK Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit taking a stand against politicians

ACK Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit has been equally strict with politicians having passed an edict restricting their generous contributions to churches.

"Giving should be a secret thing between you and your God it’s not something to be displayed…. Do it secretly it doesn’t matter the amount . But if it is for display we are saying we are sorry because the church is not available for display," he stated in June this year.

He was also categorical that Sunday services would no longer allow remarks from politicians.

"We are not going to open up the pulpit to be the place where we do politics. If we have to meet Christians and greet, let us do it outside the church. Let every worship hour be a worship hour where what we hear is the word of God and not political rhetoric," the Archbishop directed.

Anglican Church of Kenya Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit. Mumias ACK Bishop Joseph Wandera has abolished Saturday and Sunday funerals for church members  in Mumias
Anglican Church of Kenya Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit. Mumias ACK Bishop Joseph Wandera has abolished Saturday and Sunday funerals for church members in Mumias