Ruto: Gov’t to tame rogue preachers

Deputy President William Ruto
Deputy President William Ruto

The government will enforce a law to ensure all church leaders are registered in a move aimed at streamlining religious organization, Deputy President William Ruto has said.

In his address at Embu Stadium during the Mt. Kenya Full Gospel Annual Conference on Friday, Ruto said the law, that was passed recently, will help in weeding out corrupt church leaders who are enriching themselves by taking advantage of their followers.

He said the Church of today is being characterized by corrupt individuals who conduct businesses in church.

Ruto, at the same time, recognized the role the Church played in helping the Jubilee win the election saying the Church is a valuable partner in the government’s effort to realize an empowered society.

“It was the will of God that enabled us to form a government, and we thank the church and other religious organizations for praying for us and this country to overcome that trying time in our country’s history.”

He said the government will endeavour to ensure a peaceful co-existence among communities and that the Church should help the country achieve peace and stability through prayer.

Ruto was accompanied by Senate Majority leader Kithure Kindiki, Embu Senator Lenny Kivuti, Embu Governor Martin Wambora and MPs Cecily Mbarire of Runyenjes and Chuka Igamba Ng’ombe’s Muthomi Njuki.

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Story By Benjamin Wafula
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