Nairobi Central SDA church turns into a battle field as leadership wrangles escalate

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BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,10TH AUG 2019-Leadership wrangle  escalated at the  Nairobi Central SDA church on Saturday morning with  police chasing  away worshippers .

Members of the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church are reported to be divided over the controversial process of having some of them deregistered   .

Hundreds of Christians who had turned up for worship were left stranded outside the church that is located opposite Nairobi Area Police Station.

Heavy police presence was witnessed for the better part of the days, with GSU manning the church to ensure no one gained access.

Police officers man the entrance to Nairobi Central SDA Church on Saturday 10,August 2019|COURTESY

The church leadership  had announced the excommunication of 15 members who were linked to chaos at the church last Saturday.

In a letter dated August 9, 2019 and addressed to all pastors of SDA churches, the Central Kenya Conference (CKC) executive office which oversees operations cautioned preachers and members of the church against associating with the expelled members.

They further expressed concern about increased cases of fracas and unrest in the church which they said were caused by a section of rowdy members.

Lat month similar scenario was  witnessed at the same church when a section of church members opposed the expulsion of their fellow worshipers.

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