The first local Bahai House of Worship in the continent of Africa opened for devotees. The temple located in the Matunda Soy, Kenya. The opening ceremony conducted on May 23 with limited devotees following Coronavirus guidelines.
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The opening ceremony included remarks from Townshend Lihanda, a member of the Continental Board of Counsellors in Africa whom the Universal House of Justice named as its representative to the event. The Universal House of Justice stated that the completion of the project in just three years and under difficult circumstances is a testament to the vitality, resourcefulness, and determination of the Kenyan people.
Mourice Mukopi, the chief of the group of villages where the temple is located, said, “The most important thing about the Bahai temple is that it welcomes everyone from different religions to come and worship.”