Churches be­holden to dirty po­lit­i­cans who give money

The Star (Kenya) - - Voices -

Politi­cians have dis­cov­ered that many Kenyans wor­ship in churches and be­lieve all that is said and preached there. They have there­fore de­vised ways of be­friend­ing the wor­ship­pers. One of these ways is at­tend­ing haram­bees and do­nat­ing huge amounts of money thre. This has con­se­quently made the re­li­gious lead­ers shy away from crit­i­cis­ing the politi­cians’ life­styles and their lead­er­ship style be­cause of those do­na­tions. Where are the likes of the late Bishop Alexan­der Muge, Arch­bishop Ndingi Mwana’a Nzeki and other vo­cal church lead­ers who made author­i­ties toe the line? Es­pe­cially in this loot­ing era, a cleric re­ceiv­ing such amounts with­out even en­quir­ing the source is a bad idea. It is the high time that churches started cash-gen­er­at­ing ac­tiv­i­ties. The churches should es­tab­lish schools, col­leges, uni­ver­si­ties, hos­pi­tals, farms and book­shops. This will help them stop beg­ging do­na­tions from politi­cians.

VERON­ICA ONJORO Mom­basa

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