Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka has warned church leaders against taking donations from corrupt politicians.
Speaking during church service in Machakos County on June 4, Kalonzo told church leaders not to allow the church to be used by politicians to sanitise corruption.
The statement came a few days after Raila Odinga said he will jail corrupt leaders should he be president.
The ODM leader also took a swipe at politicians who donate millions yet they have no known source of income for such huge donations.
“Do not accept everything, and when it is brought to you, you should sanctify it. The church should be a blessed thing, not taking stolen money. You can bring condemnation,”Kalonzo Musyoka told the faithful.
In the church service, Kalonzo also took the opportunity to drum up support for the Building Bridges Initiative.
“This document is a reform document, let us not be the only country in the world which is anti-reform. There are people who oppose things for the sake of it,” he said.
However, his sentiments on church donations are an echo of what ODM Raila Odinga upholds.
In various instances, Raila has warned the church against taking donations from questionable leaders.
He referred to Deputy President William Ruto, who attends many functions and gives donations as a corrupt leader.
During the weekend, Ruto and Raila had an exchange of words over the corruption allegations.
While Raila accused Ruto of giving stolen money in church donations, Ruto said Raila uses cartels to steal from the public.
Speaking at a church function in Mombasa, Raila promised to jail all the people looting public resources and taking the proceeds to the church.
“They are hyenas. You see them come here in sheep’s clothing and claim they will fundraise for women and youth groups. That is stolen money. The people busy going around the country in choppers dishing out money should be in Shimo la Tewa,
“Where does he get the millions from? No one questions where this money is from. When we get into government, our first duty will be to jail all these people,” Raila said.