After President Uhuru Kenyatta's handshake with Raila Odinga, his relationship with Deputy President William Ruto deteriorated. Ruto went on to form the TangaTanga group which later came up with the hustler nation before giving birth to the UDA party. For a period of time now, Deputy President William Ruto and his allies have been in a heated war of words with President Uhuru Kenyatta and his troops but just recently, the church under Ole Sapit has been trying to bring them together.
The skirmishes that had recently hit the peak in Laikipia brought in different opinions from different people. Many people have been wondering why the people of this land never settle. The clashes will always go silent for some months after which they strike again. As this happens, the Former National Assembly Speaker has revealed the main people behind this.
Currently in the country, churches have been the podium of many politicians on Sundays. At first, it was only Deputy President William Ruto who was using the church to do his politics but at the moment, many of them joined in including ODM party leader Raila Odinga.
The church continues to get backlash from the political arena over their current move against the politicians in which they banned any kind of politics in the places of worship. Just a few days after the ACK Arch Bishop Ole Sapit announced that they will not tolerate any politics at the pulpit, many other churches followed suit and this has now become a major concern for the political elite.
Machakos governor, and former Government Spokesperson Dr. Alfred Mutua is both a former student of journalism, and teacher of the same too. Perhaps that’s why he knows how to play the public mood like a fiddle. The Maendeleo Chap Chap party leader has now come out with spectacular and startling claims about the Evangelical clergy.
DP Ruto upheld Archbishop Ole Sapit ban of politics in churches - he further narrated how he has made his opponents start attending church service. Speaking while addressing the congregation at AIPCA church in Meru, Ruto warned that political leaders should not extend enmity to churches. He revealed that when they step up in church, they should keep away from hate politics.
The master of politics Dr William Ruto was in President Uhuru Kenyatta's turf, Kiambu County. The second in command had gone to worship with the believers of a church in Githunguri constituency. When he was given the chance to speak, Dr Ruto touched on the recent pronouncements by Ole Sapit who discouraged politicians from using the pulpit to talk about politics.
Otiende Amollo is the sitting Member of Parliament to Rarienda Constituency, Nyanza. He is also a confidant to Raila Odinga and a strong supporter of the ODM party. Today through his Twitter page, the educated politician question the will, by the Church Leaders, to seal the political difference between the President and his Deputy.
Rarienda lawmaker Otiende Amollo has slammed church leaders for restricting politicians from attending church services all over the country,led by two two high priests in Kenya Catholic and Anglican churches have barred politicians from addressing their congregation,it all started last weekend when Catholic Archbishop barred politicians in a church event in butere from speaking to residents,angry politicians left in unison,the following day politicians were everywhere condemning Ole Sapit for being biased.
A bishop of the PCEA church where the deputy president William Ruto is attending a church service in Meru today has affirmed that church and politics are intertwined. In an Indirect hit at Ole Sapit and others against politics in churches, the bishop has welcomed Ruto again and again.
The people of Malava gave DP Ruto a warm reception yesterday morning. During his visit Ruto warned all his political critics who have been opposing his presidential bid, by telling them that they should prepare for a bruising battle in the 2022 race. DP Ruto also slammed the door for any possible coalition with small political parties.
As the Politics of the country are taking a new dimension, things are changing on daily basis. Kenyans have come from far and have leader to embrace for the positive contribution in the country while other are blamed for their negative contribution. In mind of kenyans the former President Mwai Kibaki will remain in their heart for his great work of improving the economy of the country.
Evangelical churches has banned politicians from doing their politics in their churches. The church has said that mostly the church has been used as a place of doing politics or looking for votes instead of worshipping and praying. The bishops from that church also barred any politician from speaking in any of their churches terming it as good idea that will make those churches a holy place.
Church leaders from Vihiga County have backed the Anglican Church's move to ban leaders from conducting politics at the altar. Led by the Archbishop of the African Divine Church (ADC) John Chabunga and the Word of Faith Mbale Praise Centre Church, Bishop Mbale Isaac Wawire, the clergy banned politicians from engaging in funeral politics.
A period has come in Kenya where politics is the form of the days, politics in the morning, noon, evening, at the markets, in the churches and everywhere simply because we are now counting less than 365 days to August 9th 2022 general elections. Because of the ban on political activities in the country as a result of Covid-19, the Kenyan politicians have shifted their focus to churches where at least they have a chance to woo their potential supporters to vote for them in the coming elections.
The past weekend saw a lot of politicians make rounds in different places in the country.Mudavadi was in Meru county while William Ruto was in Kiambu on Sunday.Below are some of the headlines from the dailies.Daily Nation focuses on how 2022 politics has split church leaders.Recently, the Anglican Church under Ole Sapit barred politicians from doing politics in the pulpit.At the same time, some churches still allow them, thus the division.The Standard has "Raila,Ruto win big in Western Kenya leader's gap".
In defense of his political master Raila Odinga in the handshake deal with Uhuru, MP Otiende Amollo has gone wild at church leaders calling for the reunion of President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP Ruto ahead of the 2022 general elections. This is after the DP himself made a declaration yesterday saying that he is ready to respond to that call and reunite with his boss Uhuru Kenyatta after long political fallout due to a handshake with Raila Odinga.
2022 general elections are already creating desperations among the political class. Most leaders are now decamping from one political camp to another in order to secure 2022 slots. ODM Party Secretary General Edwin Sifuna took a swipe on ODM Legislator Gladys Wanga over taking party politics to funerals.
With 2022 politics taking a new serious shape as top leaders tend to show how close they are to God unlike before when they use to compete on how close they were too powerful ritual practices, churches are now been left with no common stand on whether to accept or reject leaders attending services mainly for political reasons.
The country’s top newspapers on Monday, September 20 reported on the push to have the constitution changed in bid to create two positions in the office of the Deputy President. The national dailies further reported on the division witnessed among the country’s top church leaders concerning the new order that bans politician from churches.