Netizens Mixed Reactions After Kenyan actress Alvina Gachugu confronts a pastor for Preaching in a Matatu

Kenyan actress Alvina Gachugu has sparked a debate on social media after confronting a city pastor for preaching in a Matatu.

In a video she shared online, Gachugu explained that she felt compelled to address the issue because she believes Christians often assert their right to free speech without considering others. She expressed to the passengers that pastors should refrain from disrupting a peaceful public commute and imposing religious messages on people who simply want to reach their destinations in peace.

After the confrontation, she posted the video on social media to gather different perspectives.

Below are some comments from Nairobi Gossip’s Instagram page:

Andrew Ochieng: “I actually love the pastors preaching in matatus because for some of us, that’s the moment we get to interact with the word of God. I personally enjoy the teachings. I’d rather board a Matatu with a pastor than one with booming music. Let the man spread the word of God.”

Real Michael Bundi: “Autonomy is ‘freedom from external control or influence; independence.’ Ways to achieve this:

  1. Use private transport.
  2. Put on earphones, really good ones with noise-canceling.
  3. Play Candy Crush.
  4. Alight and take a walk (good for your body).
  5. Be the bus owner.
    Otherwise, just sit down and relax and remember: Neno Litaendelea. 🙏🏾😊.”

Okello Max: “When no one validated her complaint, she turned to her online followers for support. If you don’t like it, just ignore it. When Matatus play loud music, no one complains about being in a mini club. When a hawker tries to sell their products multiple times, you don’t ask for their services. Just get on with your life, girl.”

Jack Mn: “She was more of a nuisance to the passengers than the pastor 😂😂😂.”

Macheru: “The pastor will testify about how he was attacked by demons in the Matatu 😂😂😂.”

Speranzer Victoria: “God should not be confined to the church. The word of God should be preached everywhere for people to be saved. If pastors only preached in church, how would non-churchgoers learn about God? She should keep her complaints to herself because I’m sure the majority of people on that bus were not bothered by the preaching. I’m tired of ‘influencers’ who think they are more important than God. Go chase clout using other means.”

143 Kinoti: “The pastor will probably say Satan came to him personally today 😂.”

What are your thoughts?