Archbishop Ole Sapit Cries Out to Uhuru

  • The Anglican Church of Kenya wants President Uhuru Kenyatta's government to extensively reduce borrowing and the imposition of high taxes on its citizens.

    Ole Sapit spoke while at the farewell ceremony for the retiring Southern Nyanza ACK Bishop James Ochiel held on Sunday, October 13, at Homa-Bay Primary School.

    He stated that most of the borrowed funds ended up in individual pockets as proceeds of corruption.

    Kenyan MPs gave the executive the green light to borrow up to Ksh9 trillion.

    "We worry when we continue to go into higher debt at the expense of the people because that will kill the ability of poor people to grow from one level to the other," the bishop added.

    Ole Sapit also argued that it was imperative that the borrowed funds were effectively utilised in spurring development instead of fizzling out through corruption.

    The Archbishop also lauded the Catholic Church for barring politicking in churches as reported by Citizen Digital.

    The move by the Catholic Church drew the admiration of Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) chief executive Twalib Mbarak.

    Earlier on, Ole Sapit had banned political harambees in the evangelical church.

    His decision was however resisted by other Anglican bishops who protested arguing that it would be a difficult move to implement.

    James Maria Wainaina, the catholic bishop of Muranga stopped harambees driven by politicians in his diocese after Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro and nominated MP Maina Kmanda engaged in a scuffle at a fundraiser.

    Kenyan Catholic bishops banned donations from politicians.