Deputy President William Ruto is a generous man and often takes part in various empowerment project across the country. His empowerment programs mainly target small scale farmers, small enterprises, churches, the youth and the unemployed Kenyans. Being a religious man, the DP however tends to center his focus in building churches through huge donations.
His political competitors have for a long time questioned his source of wealth citing the millions of cash he donates in different churches almost every Sundays. The DP however defends himself by claiming that he knows the far God has brought him challenging his rivals to also seek God. He claimed that he will embark on his evangelistic work immediately after retiring from politics.
Although it's not wrong to fund churches, Ruto should cut the heavy donations and channel some of the funds to other empowerment programs. Giving millions in churches will neither improve the living standards of the poor nor play role in growth of the Country's economy as the churches do not offer employment opportunity or pay taxes.
Ruto should rather use the funds to create light industries, empowering unemployed youths financially, assisting the disabled and offering interest free loans to business people and young entrepreneurs. Although he has been engaging in these programs, he should expand them using the hefty church donations. By so doing, more people will benefit and the Country's economy will grow.
It should be noted that I'm not against tithing, but rather the hefty donations while most Kenyans are languishing in poverty. Ruto therefore needs to prioritize on the basics before proceeding to other needs.
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