Yesterday, the Catholic Church joined the Anglican Church of Kenya(ACK) in banning political speeches in places of worship.
Politicians are now staring at tough times ahead as the umbrella body of protestant churches, the National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK), also joined hands with the Catholic Church in making the unanimous decision.
This move has been welcomed by ODM leader Raila Odinga which begs the question were the churches in cohorts with some politicians to curtail the popularity of Deputy President William Ruto?
The DP has for a long time involved himself with the churches and their activities. He has contributed majorly to harambees to aid in the construction of the churches and in return get to sell his ideologies by addressing the large group of congregants usually pulled by the church.
Political pundits have termed this as an ingenious way of campaigning in preparation for the 2022 general elections.
This is because many Kenyans who are potential voters had already started identifying themselves with Ruto as compared to his main competitor in 2022 elections, Raila, who is perceived to be a ‘mganga.’
But even as the mainstream churches moved to impose the ban, DP Ruto’s handlers indicated that he will celebrate mass at the African Holy Spirit Church in Malava constituency this Sunday.
Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka also urged the church not to make political leaders look like the worst sinners saying there is no separation between politics and church.
Do you think the decision by the mainstream church to ban political speeches in places of worship is justified?
Meanwhile here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:
Former Police Spokesperson Charles Owino Scores Big As ODM Tells Orengo To Drop Siaya Gubernatorial Bid
Siaya gubernatorial race is perceived to be a two-horse race between James Orengo and former police spokesperson Charles Owino, but now ODM doesn’t want Orengo to vie.
ODM wants Orengo to shelve his Siaya gubernatorial ambitions and instead focus on national politics.
ODM deputy party leader Wycliffe Oparanya while speaking during a radio interview in Kisumu said Orengo will be best placed to support ODM party leader Raila Odinga and other senior members at the national level.
Dramatic shoot out as notorious criminal gunned down in Eldoret
A notorious criminal who has been on the police radar since March was gunned down in Eldoret, Wednesday Morning.
Langas Sub-county Police Commander, Ken Odhiambo, said police had been trailing the middle-aged criminal who had been terrorizing wananchi in Uasin Gishu, Kakamega, Nandi and Trans Nzoia, since March this year.
The Sub-county Police Boss said the suspect used to commit crimes in the named counties before fleeing to Ruiru and engaging in more crimes.
What nailed former CS Wario in Rio Olympics mess
The decision by former Sports CS Hassan Wario to send three undeserving people to Rio for the 2016 Olympic Games could cost him 30 years behind bars.
Wario on Wednesday was found guilty of abusing his office. He did this by adding three people to the Team Kenya list to travel, yet they were not on the accreditation list.
He was part of the steering committee that deliberated on the Rio Project.
Wario is to be sentenced Thursday morning. The court will decide if the sentence will run concurrently or consecutively for each undeserving traveller.