Don’t pay to book space for cru­sades, says Shah­bal

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties -

Ju­bilee politi­cian Suleiman Shah­bal has urged Mom­basa church ad­min­is­tra­tors not to pay the Sh25,000 pro­posed fee for book­ing premises for cru­sades.

He urged res­i­dents not to al­low them­selves to be di­vided along re­li­gious lines, ad­ding that God is nei­ther Chris­tian nor Mus­lim.

Shah­bal spoke at PCEA Makupa on Sun­day, when he ac­com­pa­nied Nyali MP hope­ful Cris­pus Waithaka to a ser­vice.

Politi­cians Philip Ndolo, Matano Chengo and Janet Mbete were present.

They said Mom­basa is cos­mopoli­tan and that the pro­posed bill would di­vide re­li­gious groups.

Shah­bal said he will con­tinue to as­so­ciate with Chris­tians ”for the sake of devel­op­ment”.

The gover­nor hope­ful said he will fight for the rights of all res­i­dents, re­gard­less of their re­li­gion, race, tribe and so­cial class.

Waithaka said he will work to unite Chris­tians and Mus­lims to avoid clashes. The Rev David Ka­mau said re­li­gious lead­ers should join pol­i­tics to get rid of the no­tion that pol­i­tics is al­ways a dirty game. “The State and the Church are in­sep­a­ra­ble. Pol­i­tics is said to be a dirty game, but you can play a clean game,” he said.

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