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Kimeumana, Archbishop Ole Sapit Bans Politicians From Addressing Worshipers Again In Church

 Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK) Jackson Ole Sapit has once again banned politicians from addressing church worshipers, reiterating his previous position that the church will not be used to lead political programs.

 Speaking on Sunday (December 5) in Malindi during the installation of the venerable Captain Rueben Shukwani Katite as the second bishop of the Diocese of Malinda, Ole Sapit refused to allow politicians to address the gathered faithful.

 The Archbishop, however, thanked the leaders present, including the Governor of Kilifi, Amason Kingi, further thanking them for their efforts to make the event a success.

 Others present at the installation were Deputy Governor of Kilifi Gideon Saburi, Members of Parliament, and Chief Administrative Secretary for Devolution Gideon Mungaro.

 Mutatuwia radhi kwa sababau hatutawapatia nafasi ya kuzungumza labda mtapata nafasi nyingine kwa seeks ya maankuli lakini tulisema kwamba tutofautishe sherehe ya ibaada na mambo mengine. Sio kwamba hatuwapendi ”, declared the archbishop.

 In September, Ole Sapit said he was concerned about the escalation of political activity in churches after political gatherings were banned under Covid-19 regulations.

 “We shouldn't give politicians time to talk to church in exchange for what they give,” the archbishop said, adding that this is happening in other countries.

 Ole Sapit said the decision will only affect Anglican churches.

 “There is increased political participation in the church. Every Sunday we see politicians attending various religious services and we hear what they are saying and not what is preached by religious leaders. I communicated with my bishops to prevent politicians from taking the pulpit, ”he added.

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