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Pastor Dorcas call on churches to engage in rehabilitation of addicts

The spouse of the Deputy President Pastor Dorcas Rigathi has called for churches to engage in the rehabilitation of those lost in alcohol, drugs, and substance abuse.

Pastor Dorcas said this during the meeting of 300 clergy at the Full Gospel Church of Kenya in Kitale, which marked her first meeting in TransNzoia County.

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She gave the clergy the example of PEFA Church in Donholm that opened her doors to doors to those in addictions, and 400 transformed their lives, and are now alcohol and drug-free and also trained in technical skills.

The church, led by Bishop Dr. Mophat Kilioba was among the first churches to engage in church community-based rehabilitation when Pastor Dorcas started calling on faith-based organisations to open up their places of worship for the vulnerable.

“If the 300 gathered here could rehabilitate 10 each, we shall have rehabilitated 3,000. The future church is in the gutter, drug dens and muguka shades. Let us fish them out from there,” she said.

The foundation of the office of the spouse of the Deputy President (OSDP) is ‘Chaplaincy, Outreach and Family Values’ where she closely works with clergy from across denominations – Christian, Muslim and Hindu.

Kenya has more than 10,000 churches, mosques and temples. Pastor Dorcas believes that these faith-based organisations would open their doors, and reach out to those in addiction and vulnerable, a generation would be saved.

Present were TransNzoia Senator Allan Chesang, Woman Representative Lillian Siyoi, PEFA Church Bishop Dr. Mophat Kilioba among others.

Pastor Dorcas shared the vision of her office of A Dignified Future for Vulnerable Populations that includes boy child, widows and orphans, and people with disabilities (PWDs).

During her three days working stay in TransNzoia, she will have different programs reaching out to different groups of people across the County, including a medical camp, and meetings with widows and those with disability.

Senator Chesang, County MP Siyoi and Representative of Governor George Natembeya Truphosa Wamere welcomed the spouse of the DP to the county.

 

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