Even after the State allowed the resumption of religious gatherings from July 14, most churches and mosques are reluctant to resume. On Sunday, July 12, churches in Nairobi city held their services online, many saying they will not reopen even after July 14. Christ is The Answer Ministries (CITAM) church Presiding Bishop David Oginde Friday directed all their assemblies countrywide to hold opening the assemblies until further notice. "We wish to inform you that after the consultation among the CITAM Elders, we are of the collective view that we should not reopen our assemblies immediately. This is especially in the interest of preserving lives in this perios when the COVID-19 infections are rising sharply," said Bishop Oginde. Parklands Baptist Church on Friday issued an advisory that its sanctuary would remain closed as the directives for reopening the churches do not befit its nature of services. "As PBC, we however think the limit of 100 people per service will not be sufficient for us. Consequently, we shall not have physical gatherings taking place and therefore, wish to continue airing our online services," said PBC Senior Pastor Ambrose Nyangao. Jamia Mosque in Nairobi said the current guidelines on the resumption of church services are not practical given its proximity in the CBD. "We regret to announce that we shall not be opening Jamia Mosque on the 14th of July 2020," said Jamia Committce in a statement.