Roots Party presidential candidate George Wajackoyah has been the talk of the town over his controversial pledges ahead of the August polls.
From promising to legalize bhang, to encouraging snake farming, his pledges have become popular with the youthful population making the church fraternity worried.
Church leadership has come out to warn Kenyans against associating themselves with the political thinking of the Roots Party presidential flag bearer.
But speaking on Monday, June 20, Wajackoyah hit back at the church accusing its leadership of inciting Kenyans against his presidential bid.
According to Wajackoyah, the clergy has not read his manifesto and hence should not criticize what they do not understand.
“Some bishops have been found in bushes sleeping recklessly, and instead of facing judgment, they are here trying to incite Kenyans. They have not read our manifesto. They only went straight into smoking marijuana. Tell those men of God that it is time they realize that Kenya doesn’t belong to them,” Wajackoyah said.
The controversial lawyer turned politician called on his supporters to consider boycotting churches opposed to his bid until they change their stance.
“I am speaking about the few pastors. The Catholic Church has done very well in this country. It has tried to eradicate poverty, and educate. But if they start this campaign of discrediting Wajackoyah, I want all Kenyans who listen to us and want to chart our future to boycott those churches until they say otherwise,” he added.
Sentiments by the presidential candidate come after Catholic Bishops called on Kenyans to ignore immoral and unethical manifestos associated with Wajackoyah saying it will break the social fabric of the society.
“We specifically caution you and ask you to stand up against those leaders who propose to destroy life at its initial stages in their mother’s womb by proposing to support abortion as an agenda.
“Those who have an agenda of liberalization of sexual behavior including pornography should also be rejected. You should also stand up against bad leaders who propose the destruction of our youth through the liberalization of drug use,” Bishop Anthony Muheria said.