Raila Odinga, leader of Azimio la Umoja, has accused a section of church leaders of seeking to impress the government at the expense of fighting social injustices.
He regretted that the church's leadership had become deeply involved in politics, which he claimed played out in the recent elections.
Raila claimed on Christmas Day at Nyamira ACK church in Bondo Siaya County that the Anglican Church of Kenya leadership wanted the Azimio team to drop their Supreme Court petition against President William Ruto's victory.
"We were saddened to see the Anglican Church leadership getting involved in the political agitation, asking politicians, particularly those from Azimio who had petitioned the outcome of the election due to rigging, to withdraw the case in the interest of unity," he said.
The former Prime Minister also claimed that the Anglican Church asked elders in some communities to declare that those who rejected the General Election results would be cursed.
He reiterated that the church had failed to fulfill its mandate of standing firm against societal injustices.
Siaya Governor James Orengo, former area governor Cornel Rasanga, Bondo MP Gideon Ochanda, and Siaya Senator Oburu Odinga were present at the service.
Raila also chastised the clergy for allowing government-aligned politicians to use church platforms to attack the opposition in order to advance their own selfish interests.
"The top leadership of this country has taken to church platforms to shout at us, telling us the government has done this and that. Government programs are carried out in government offices or on political platforms, not in churches," he added.
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