The Kenya Assemblies of God (KAG) Church in Kiambaa, Uasin Gishu County is appealing for a donation of 25 million shillings to be used for its reconstruction.
The church was at the center of deadly post-election chaos in 2008, with 35 people, who had sought refuge in the building, burned to death.
The church was reduced to ashes when non-indigenous communities came under attack during the disputed 2007 presidential election results that put Mwai Kibaki ahead of Raila Odinga.
Fourteen (14) years later, KAG says it wants to rebuild the worship center.
The 25 million shillings sought by KAG will also be used to build a boundary wall, said the bishop in charge, Joseph Kamau Mariko. The standard.
“Construction must start from scratch,” he said.
Bishop Mariko said the new structure, which will be built on a quarter acre of land, will accommodate up to 500 worshippers.
The Bishop said a contractor’s estimate indicates that the construction of the church would cost 25 million shillings.
“The contractor has already arrived on site and work has begun. The foundation, dug on a 70m by 35m plot, is almost complete,” he said.
In an advertisement placed in the Nation’s Daily Newspaper On Friday, March 25, KAG Church said the installation “remained a monument to shame and a bitter reminder of the extremes of politically incited ethnic hatred.”
Bishop Mariko said the church was seeking help from Kenyans to rebuild it after well-wishers, who had pledged financial aid, backtracked on their decision to help.
In the newspaper’s announcement, the tone used raised eyebrows, with some Kenyans calling part “too harsh”, considering the post to be from a religious institution.
“Our main purpose was to give bank account details and payment invoice numbers [to the public]. I saw some wording in the ad, which I disagree with. As a church, we do not play politics and we will not allow division to spoil our project,” Bishop Mariko said. The standard.
Part of the targeted 25 million shillings will be used to build a house for the presiding pastor, the bishop said.
“We hope that the high perimeter wall that we factored into the design will help keep worshipers safe,” he said.
Mariko refused to reveal how much money they have raised so far.
To help KAG Church rebuild the Kiambaa Worship Center, you can send your contribution to Family Bank, account number 085000100123, or M-Pesa Pay Bill Number 222111.