Anglican Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit has now come out to defend ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi who he claims left the ceremony in Butere on Suday to attend another event in Murang’a.
Sapit says that ANC leader did not walk out as a protest after the ban on political utterences.
“I want to clarify that Mudavadi did not walk out of yesterday’s event in protest. When Mudavadi was about to leave he informed me he would be attending another function in Murang’a,” Ole Sapit stated.
Speaking to KBC on Monday, the Anglican Archbishop stood his ground and maintained that politicians are allowed into the church but the word of God must take the center stage.
“In the church worship and the word of God must take center stage. We welcome them to worship with us but they must not do politics in church,” he said.
He has also cautioned Bishops, Reverends and church leaders from going to politicians’ homes.
“We have also directed our Bishops, Reverends and church leaders must not be seen trooping to politicians’ homes. Their place is in the church to do evangelism,” he said.
He insisted that churches can be better places if politics is not allowed in the churches.
“If churches in the country stopped allowing politics in the church Kenya would be at a better place. We hope everybody is going to on board on this,” he stated.
Many politicians have been going to churches and giving donations as a way of winning their votes.
On Sunday in a church ceremony attended by ODM leader Raila Odinga, ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi, Moses Wetangula, Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa, COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli among other political leaders, Ole Sapit banned politicians from doing politics in churches.
Mudvadi and Wetangula were later seen walking out of the event.