President Uhuru Spends Ksh12 Million in 20 Failed Church Meetings
President Uhuru Kenyatta has, reportedly, spent a sum of Ksh12 million in 20 failed church meetings.
According to a report by The Standard, the President was trying to mediate leadership wrangles that marred the Africa Independent Pentecostal Church of Africa (AIPCA).
The wrangles involve two factions, one headed by Archbishop Julius Njoroge Gitau and Archbishop Fredrick Wang'ombe fighting to clinch the throne.
In the meetings, Uhuru allegedly invited two church leaders, retired Archbishop Lawi Imathiu of the Methodist Church and Bishop Peter Njenga, to mediate the negotiation but nothing was forthcoming.
According to reports, the two sides, which were being pushed to the negotiation table, failed to drop their hard-line positions.
Bishop Samuel Njiriri, a former AIPCA minister who defected to start own church noted that President Uhuru, being an outsider to the embattled church, couldn't really tame a dispute that arose from within.
"The president had good intentions but the crisis in AIPCA is a hard nut that can only be cracked by an insider with a good grasp of this church," stated Njiriri.
Uhuru would later attend the instalment of Njoroge at Moi Sports Centre, Kasarani.
Mediation meetings took place at a hotel in Kenol, Murang'a County and the Methodist Guest House in Nairobi consisting of 20 members, 10 from each side, who were earning Kshs 30,000 daily allowances.
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