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Jamia Mosque to reopen for prayers and worship next week

Jamia Mosque is now set to reopen for Muslim faithful’s on August 18, 2020.

This comes after the Inter-Faith Council issued revised guidelines that now allow places of worship to accommodate more people than the earlier proposed figure of 100 people per session.

The council also increased the hours of prayer meetings from one hour to 90 minutes, with the age limit also adjusted to between 6 and 65 years.

According to Jamia Mosques, worshippers will be required to maintain a distance of one metres apart and also to carry their own prayer mat.

“No carpets, kindly bring your prayer mats. See you on Tuesday 18, Insha Allah,” Jamia Mosque tweeted.

REOPENING

Places of worship were given the green light to reopen by President Uhuru Kenyatta in July.

However, Jamia Mosque issued a statement saying that the guidelines issued limiting the number of worshippers to 100 persons per session are not practical, given the mosque’s geographical location in Nairobi.

The Inter-Faith Council chair Anthony Muheria noted that the decision to revise the previous set guidelines was based on a review of compliance across the country during the pre-phase launch.