Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui on Friday, June 25 told Deputy President William Ruto to desist from playing politics in church.
During the consecration of Bishop David Macharia of the Full Gospel Churches of Kenya, the resident Governor accused Ruto of disrespecting the temple of God.
“As you know, I have been accused of building churches, but I will not stop; we must work with places of Worship,” Ruto said amid cheers from his suporters.
This did not settle well with the county boss Lee Kinyanjui, who suggested Ruto hires people to cheer him while talking in church functions and the behavior stinks.
“We should know the difference between a church function and a political function before we talk. What picture are we showing to visitors who are from abroad who came for a church function only to be turned into a political ground? This behavior is so bad, and it should be stopped,” Lee Kinyanjui remarked without naming names.
Other than Ruto, Lee Kinyanjui also lashed out at Aisha Jumwa for campaigning for Ruto’s presidency in the church service.
“To Aisha Jumwa, please respect the people of Nakuru county because we cannot come to Malindi and tell your people who to elect,” he said.
Governor Kinyanjui is a supporter of President Uhuru’s Kieleweke camp, known for their heavy criticism of William Ruto’s church politics.
William Ruto is known for his generous donations in churches especially during fund-raising initiatives. This approach has irked many politicians who claim the deputy president takes his ‘dirty’ money to church.
In April last year, Raila asked Ruto to donate his money to the needy and those affected by COVID-19 containment measures since churches had been closed.