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REVEALED: The billions that Nairobi churches make annually

Leading churches in Nairobi make in excess of a billion shillings from offerings and tithes every year, online financial filings have revealed.

According to the statements, which have now been made public, the gross earnings of four of these churches with huge following in Nairobi, topped Sh 2 billion in 2015 alone.

Christ Is the Answer Ministry (Citam), which has 15 branches across the country and also runs a five schools under their name, attained a leading figure of Sh 1 billion collected in offerings and tithes.

Nairobi Chapel got a total income of Sh 440 million, while the All Saints Cathedral Church made Sh 190 million from offering and tithes.

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Mavuno Church, which is popular with the young people, made up to Sh 290 million whereas Nairobi Baptist Church received Sh 90 million from its congregants.

The publication of the filings is a first of its kind in Kenya following the introduction of the Religious Society Rules  by Attorney General Githu Muigai in 2015. The rule compels churches to be accountable and self-regulated.

However, efforts by Nairobi News to seek confirmation from Nairobi Chapel on the matter proved futile as the church declined to comment.