Amani National Congress (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavadi and his Ford-Kenya counterpart, Moses Wetang’ula, on Sunday, 12th September, walked out of the consecration of an Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK) bishop in Kakamega County.
In a video circulating on social media, Mudavadi, Wetang’ula, and their allies are seen walking away while waving at the congregation during the installation of new Butere Diocese Bishop Rose Ayiemba Okeno.
This was after ACK Archbishop, the Rost Reverend Jackson Ole Sapit, barred political leaders from addressing the faithful during the ceremony.
He said the ACK would no longer allow the politicisation of its events.
“We have said this before and leaders have failed to honour this. Today, I want to decree here that we are not going to allow political elites to speak within the church precincts. We are not going to allow the pulpit to be used as grounds to propagate political rhetoric, propaganda, hate, and spite. No,” he declared.
Present were other political heavyweights, including ODM party leader Raila Odinga, Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu, her Kakamega counterpart, Wycliffe Oparanya, Kisii Governor James Ongwae, Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala, and Nominated Senator Naomy Shihonga.
Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa, Cotu Secretary-General Francis Atwoli, Kisumu Deputy Governor Mathews Owili, Siaya Deputy Governor James Okumbe, Nominated MP Geoffrey Osotsi, ODM Secretary-General Edwin Sifuna and MPs Tindi Mwale, and Ayub Savula were also present.