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SDA LEADERSHIP WRANGLES DEEPEN AS SOME CHURCHES THREATEN TO BREAKAWAY

SOME CHURCHES IN TRANSMARA HAVE WRITTEN TO THE NCC COMPLAINING OF NEGLECT

SDA LEADERSHIP WRANGLES DEEPEN AS CHURCHES IN TRANSMARA AND KISII THREATEN TO BREAK AWAY. PHOTO COURTESY.
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In summary:

The Seventh Day Adventist church has recently been mired by controversy over allegations touching on corruption, nepotism and tribalism.

A section of the church has demanded an overhaul of the entire leadership.
This group has pointed a finger at the church leadership over nepotism, disregard of the law, looting of property and misuse of power through the help of the police.

 

According to The Daily Nation, leadership wrangles continue to threaten the unity that the Seventh Day Adventist Church has enjoyed all along.

Some churches in Transmara have written to the Nairobi Cosmopolitan Conference (NCC) accusing the local conferences of negligence.

Besides, the churches have sworn not to neither acknowledge nor recognize the South East Conference or the South Kenya Conference.

The local church leadership of Oloiborosioto SDA church which is located in Transmara has alleged that the aforementioned church conferences have been treating them with contempt.

Based on the SDA hierarchy of leadership, Transmara churches are under conferences.

BREAKAWAY ELEMENTS
The churches have now threatened to break away from the main church and join NCC.

The church clerk Ruth Maria has already written a letter requesting to join NCC.
Part of the letter shows how dissatisfied and unhappy the church is with the two local conferences hence the move to dissociate.

According to Elder Meshack Kipteng of Oloiborosioto Church, their constant pleas have been ignored since the church has written about five letters since February 2018.

The elder further added that their church has not had a pastor for over one year now.

A DEN OF CORRUPTION
About one month ago, there was yet another drama linked to corruption allegations in Nairobi Central SDA church (Maxwel).

Members were locked out of service following leadership wrangle which had been experienced on August 10, 2019.

Representatives of the SDA splinter group, Nairobi Cosmopolitan Conference (NCC) called upon the government to arrest suspected corrupt church official.
Steered by George Morara Simi and Kennedy Mogire, the NCC lamented over the SDA church whose image had been sullied by corruption.

They reiterated that they were not hungry for power; they just wanted a restructured church leadership that will promote transparency and accountability.

ROT
Mr Morara told Daily Nation it is a great shame that there such rot in the church where morally upright behaviour should be nurtured.

He further said that it is high time corrupt church leaders got arrested and charged for their crimes.

The NCC accused officials of the Central Kenya Conference (CKC) of misappropriation of church funds.

The splinter group is currently led by three directors and a team of volunteers.
Pastor Mogire, a member of Gekomu SDA church in the South Kenya Conference, requested all Adventists and good Christians to stand up for what is right, say no to corruption in the church and government.

He further added that if the church allowed corruption, then morality will die.

PARALLEL CHURCH SERVICES
With the rising number of splinter groups, it is possible to have scenes that were witnessed in Nairobi Central (Maxwell) and Mountain View SDA churches repeated in Gusii and now Transmara regions.

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