Only in Kenya!!Churches now vets new members

Paul Waithaka with his fiance Joyce Wanjiru. PHOTO | COURTESY

Churches have resort to vet new members before being allowed to fellowship, if you are disliked by the church officials pambana na hali yako.

Nakuru man whose wedding was called off eleventh hour has spoken out for the first time on what transpired to the abortive ceremony.

According to Mr. Paul Waithaka, the cancelled wedding was as result of dislike of his wife Joyce Wanjiru by the leader of the church.

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However Mr Waithaka never bothered to address it because he could never point to a possible cause for the sour relations.

“We had battles from the onset with Mizpah that is why we didn’t have a pre-wedding there. Joyce was never accepted from the day they knew of our wedding and unfortunately I did not know the extent of the battles; that is why we had chosen Mizpah as our venue and officiating church. But I believe there is a reason why things happened that way,”  said Paul.



Apostle Jesse Karanja refused to officiate the wedding because the couple had failed to adhere to the church’s standards, including taking medical tests.

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Speaking during a Sunday service after cancelling the wedding,Apostal  Karanja claimed that the couple failed to meet the standards set out by his church for him to officiate at their wedding.


Our church has set standards that must be met as far as birth, marriage and burial are concerned. The standards are not subject to discussion,” Apostle Karanja said.

The couple has endeavoured to pay all debts accrued at the abortive wedding.

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