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Unlike last week when some of the churches defied a government directive and held services, the case was different this Sunday.

There was a deafening silence in most of the churches in Nakuru town as the gates remained closed. Only guards kept watch over the buildings as the reality of Covid-19 dawned on worshippers.

Even mosques were not spared as their gates remained closed after the usual early morning prayers were suspended.

There were no gospel songs that are usually heard blazing from most churches on Sunday morning. 

The popular church bell that calls faithful to attend mass at St Joseph The Workers Catholic Church in Racetrack Estate did not ring for the first time in 29 years.

“I will miss the rich sermon of my parish priest Fr Evanson Njogu who always refers to himself as a prophet,” said Ms Florence Muthoni.

“The first service choir at St Joseph The Worker is one of the best in the Catholic Diocese of Nakuru and I can’t believe in this Sunday I will not enjoy their beautiful hymns,” said Mr Rodgers Ogutu.

“I have always relied on the church bell every Sunday to start my day. Today I missed the bell and woke up late,” said Mr Henry Matoke.

“Are these the end of times? I am still trying to come to terms with the reality that I am not attending mass,” said Ms Teresa, a member of St Joseph The Worker Church at Racetrack.

The church has three masses every Sunday spread from 6.45am to 1pm.

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