Sharp division emerges in Church
A key member of a splinter group of worshipers from the Ndia AIPCA Rose Mworia briefing the media at St Florence Gitonguini church in Kirinyaga Central sub county as to why the congregants had reached a dead end hence their drastic and bold action yesterday
A sharp division has emerged at the African Independent Pentecostal Church of Africa (AIPCA)church , Ndia diocese leading to a walk out by a splinter group after an alleged attack in the church by hired goons .
And the splinter group yesterday worshiped at the St Florence -Gitonguini church which is in Mutitu Deanery , Kirinyaga Central after it was cleansed by Bishop Kibugi on the orders of the sect Head .
The Cleric had been sent to the church by the sect Head Archbishop Dr Francis Wamugunda after a series of attacks by the said goons at Kamuiru and Gitonguini churches.
The Mt Kenya Yes Pastors Forum, Kirinyaga County Chapter chairman Bishop Daniel Njagi decrying alleged isolation of his team to yesterday's presidential interdenominational prayer service at the Kerugoya stadium by the organisres yesterday
Yesterday the worshipers claimed their Bishop Joseph Kinyua Wambiru had abdicated his Clerical duties and concentrated in planning attacks to Christians who were opposed to his dictatorial leadership.
The worshipers claimed they had suffered bot spiritually and bodily due to lack of the right and proper leadership under the said Cleric .
Led by their chairman Peter Mbogo said they will continue to affiliate themselves with Mutitu Deanery until the church leadership resolved the matter by creating their own diocese.
A section of worshipers celebrating outside St Florence AIPCA church Gitonguini after the place of worship which had been defiled by alleged hired goons was cleansed by Bishop Kibugi yesterday. The jovial worshipers were led by their chairman Peter Mbogo
“This move has been provoked by the fact that we as congregants have reached a dead end and the only safety valve is to split from Ndia Diocese so that we can forge ahead without any further hindrances,”Mbogo told the media on Sunday afternoon .
Mbogo claimed the said Bishop they were opposed to would come to church and on attempting to install new leadership to the congregants , the worshipers would murmur resulting to attacks by the alleged hired goons.
The Deanery comprises of Muitu and Kaitheri Parishes and which now the splinter group is seeking to become a Diocese under a new leader.
Women league chairperson , Rose Mworia said the splinter congregants were ready to start setting up their new diocese once sanctioned by the church Head .
AIPCA St Florence Gitonguini church chairman Peter Mbogo addressing the media detailing why he and a section of the congregation had decided to split from the Ndia diocese yesterday
Among those who defected from the Wambiru led see were Mbogo, the Treasurer and Ms Mworia.
The Mountain times has made frantic efforts since yesterday to reach Bishop Wambiru but in vain for his comments over the matter up to by the time of going to press.