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Angry Catholic Priest Now Wants DP Ruto Banned From Church Over 'Bad, Arrogant Manners'

Father Gabriel Dolan. [Source/Hivisasa]

Veteran Catholic priest and human rights activist Father Gabriel Dolan now wants Deputy President William Ruto banned from the Roman Catholic Church.

Father Dolan accuses the DP of ignoring a directive issued by the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) banning political campaigns in churches. 

Archbishop Martin Kivuva. [Source/Cisa News Africa]

A week ago, KCCB chairman Archbishop Martin Kivuva outlawed politics in churches ahead of next year's general election and directed Catholic officials not to allow politicians to make political statements during services. 

“Let politicians attend and support church functions as congregants but should not be allowed to address congregations. We don’t want politics in Catholic churches,” declared Kivuva as, quoted by the Standard.

However, on Sunday, Ruto attended a Holy Mass at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Bahati Constituency, Nakuru County where he made various political statements.

DP William Ruto. [Source/WSR]

The second-in-command insisted he won't resign amid pressure from his boss President Uhuru Kenyatta and other influential individuals from the media and civil society.

"I was not elected to sell ice cream. To run away because of small political problems will be an act of cowardice and betrayal to the millions of Kenyans who woke up very early to vote for me and the President," Ruto said.

Father Dolan. [Source/CGTN]

Father Dolan hit out at the DP for going against Catholic Bishops' directive, adding he should be banned from attending the church.

"William Ruto ignores Kenya Catholics Chairman Martin Kivuva order no campaigning in Catholic Churches. Bad, arrogant manners. Need a whip to drive him out," the veteran priest tweeted on Monday.

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