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DP Ruto slams clerics who banned politicians from church harambees

Deputy President William Ruto has criticised a section of religious leaders who have banned politicians from making contributions during church fundraisers.

Speaking during a stopover at Kiganjo AIPCA church while on his way to Kiganjo Youth Polytechnic for a fundraiser, Mr Ruto said politicians do not attend church because they are politicians but because they are Christians.

“Those barring us from conducting church harambees should know that we are Christians first, politicians second. One can’t retire from Christianity but can from politics,” the DP told the congregation.

Early this month, Embu Catholic Bishop Paul Kariuki issued a decree to all parish priests barring them from entertaining aspirants from being invited as chief guests in church harambees or using the pulpit to woo voters.