Deputy President William Ruto has challenged Kenyan churches to step forward and declare the leaders they support ahead of the 9th August polls.
Speaking at the Nairobi Baptist Church in Nairobi on Wednesday, 11th May, the DP said that the church should place itself at the centre of the country’s politics instead of being neutral.
He said that the influence of the religious institutions is very important and they must have a stake in the Republic of Kenya.
“The church can no longer afford to be neutral but place itself at the centre of our politics to fashion a conversation towards Kenya We Want; an inclusive Kenya of equal opportunities for all,” he said.
DP Ruto said that his Kenya Kwanza Alliance team will ensure that Kenya becomes a country where everyone will have a chance to work, and put food on the table.
“A Kenya where everyone will have a chance to work and put food on the table. That is the Kenya that Kenya Kwanza is also modeling through its Bottom-Up Economic Model,” Ruto stated
His sentiments came days after the Federation of Evangelical and Indigenous Churches of Kenya (FEICCK) endorsed DP Ruto’s presidential bid.
Led by their Chairman Bishop Samuel Njiriri, the Federation said they will mobilize their congregation to support DP Ruto.