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Stop persecuting the church, Kalonzo warns Jubilee

By KENFREY KIBERENGE @KenKiberenge

Former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka has opposed the planned regulation of the churches, saying the move is aimed at persecuting the church.

In a statement sent from Europe, Mr Musyoka, a Cord co-principal and Wiper Democratic Party leader, accused the government on having “no regard for the freedom of worship in our country”.

“The proposed regulations by the Attorney General and the Communications Authority must be rejected in their totality because they are an affront to the letter and spirit of the constitution,” said Mr Musyoka.

“I must remind Jubilee that the Freedom of worship is an absolute freedom as guaranteed by the constitution. All Kenyans of goodwill should rally behind the Evangelical churches and stop this aggression against the freedom of worship by Jubilee.”

The new rules gazetted by the Communication Authority outlawed the practice of preachers asking for “seed” money in television and radio stations to pray for salvation.

Also, the AG has a raft of proposal where clergymen will be required to have graduated from recognized theology schools and operate under an umbrella body, among others.