In the lead-up to the August 9 general election, former Bahati member of parliament Kimani Ngunjiri attributed Raila Odinga's declining support to Ida Odinga.
Ngunjiri claimed in a speech on January 12 that Ida's opinions on the church contributed to President William Ruto winning over 200,000 votes, which impacted the presidential polls.
The former member claimed that Christians were alarmed by Ida's remarks and that this drove some of them to change their allegiance.
Ngunjiri continued by saying that Raila created his political crisis by disparaging the church at one of his campaign rallies.
When Raila Odinga's wife announced they would lower the number of churches in Kenya to match Rwanda, Ngunjiri noted, "it got us a lot of mileage and helped us earn that 200,000 extra votes."
"When he arrived in Nakuru, Raila Odinga repeated his remarks. Because of that danger, the churches provided us a large number of votes "Ngunjiri made a claim.
The former prime minister censured the church hierarchy for encouraging electoral unfairness in the nation, which sparked Ngunjiri's feelings.
Following the announcement of the disputed presidential results by the IEBC chairperson, Raila charged religious leaders with taking sides.
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