Say sorry for cleric in­sult, Khal­wale told

He will see the force of God’s peo­ple if he does not apol­o­gise – re­li­gious lead­ers

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties - JOSEPH JAMENYA @Ja­menyaJ

Re­li­gious lead­ers in Vi­higa county have de­manded Kakamega Sen­a­tor Boni Khal­wale apol­o­gise for in­sin­u­at­ing they are money hun­gry.

Dur­ing the fu­neral ser­vice of Vi­higa Sen­a­tor Ge­orge Khaniri’s niece at Kap­sotik vil­lage, Vi­higa county, on Satur­day, Khal­wale said, “Tusi­patie uon­gozi wale watu wa kuh­esabu sadaka katika makanisa.” (Let’s not put those peo­ple who count of­fer­ings in po­si­tions of lead­er­ship).

He was re­fer­ring to the al­leged mis­man­age­ment of funds by rev­erend cum Gov­er­nor Moses Akaranga.

Evan­gel­i­cal Al­liance of Kenya Vi­higa branch sec­re­tary Rev Fran­cis Lodecy on Wed­nes­day said the group will mo­bi­lize res­i­dents to heckle Khal­wale dur­ing church events coun­try­wide if he doesn’t apol­o­gise.

“We are ask­ing our coun­ter­parts all over Kenya not to al­low him [Khal­wale] to use their func­tions to dis­credit the peo­ple of God,” read the state­ment. Lodecy said Khal­wale will “see the force of the peo­ple of God” if he does not apol­o­gise.

“No one has ever waged a war against the church and suc­ceeded,” he said. “The peo­ple of Vi­higa elected Gov­er­nor Moses Akaranga know­ing he was a rev­erend. He did not be­come a rev­erend af­ter he was elected. Who ap­pointed Khal­wale the spokesman of the re­gion?”

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