According to reports, the church threatened to take the decision after the Raila allied MP, who is seeking Kisii County Governorship post stormed out of Nyamagwa Paris after being denied a chance to address the congregation on Sunday.
The sources privy to the church's decisions indicated that the church's leadership has threatened to return Arati's Ksh100,000 donations as one way of sending a clear warning to others that the church will not tolerate politics at the pulpit.
"It is so unfortunate that politicians give donations as one way of enticing the church to offer them platforms to do politics. We need to approach church matters with a lot of care and the respect it deserves," stated Kisii Catholic Bishop Joseph Mairura.
Among the leaders who were present at the service included Bobasi MP Innocent Obiri, Kiminini MP Chirs Wamalwa, and Ford Kenya Party leader Moses Wetang'ula who were all called to speak.
It was however the decision to deny Arati a chance to do his politics that forced him to walk out of the church and later address his supporters outside the church's gate.
Other leaders who did not get a chance to address the congregation but remained behind included MPs Shadrack Mose (Kitutu Masaba) Masaba Ezekiel Machogu (Nyaribari) and Joseph Majimbo Kalasinga (Kabuchai).
"I was instructed to allow only two specific members to speak. My colleague, Arati, started protesting why I did not allow him to speak. Police took him out of the church," stated MP Obiri
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