Western region KANU Co ordinator major (rtd) Suleiman Sumba has urged politicians to stop using churches to advance their political agenda. Speaking in Mumias Town today Sumba said that churches have now become the new political battle ground for various aspirants who pitch camp on the alter in hunt for votes. This has of late been witnessed in the country after the COVID - 19 restrictions made it difficult to host open campaigns." We have seen leaders like Musalia Mudavadi,Kalonzo Musyoka and Raila Odinga who made known their presidential bid in pulpits."I wonder why we cannot let the pulpit serve its sole purpose which is to worship. It is high time for politicians to attend church services just like any ordinary worshiper," he said. The outspoken leader who is also Kakamega County gubernatorial seat aspirant added that it was sad how most pastors are inviting politicians in churches in pretext of greeting the congregation but ending up in politics.He said that soon members will begin to split and enemity will be brought in the house of the Lord due to political indifferences. According to the head of Anglican Church of Kenya Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit churches must rededicate themselves to protect the sanctity of their sanctuaries by refusing to hand microphones to politicians. In his statement the only way to stop the trend is to deny them a chance to speak during service time.
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