With Kenyans focusing on battling the new coronavirus, Christians in the East African nations have braced themselves to have a virtual uneventful Easter in lockdown.

A spot-check conducted by Anadolu Agency at various churches in the capital Nairobi showed that most church gates remained closed to the public with various notices urging worshippers to stay home.

At the Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA) located in Bahati estate in Nairobi, only a single person was being allowed in church with 500 people-capacity at a time.

Thomas Ouma was among less than 30 worshippers outside the church waiting for

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