Deputy President William Ruto may soon be banned from donating his stolen money in church harambees if calls by Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK) Bishop, Eliud Wabukala, is anything to go by.
Wabukala urged churches to reject harambees from politicians as a way of reducing corruption and theft of public resources.
Wabukala noted that allowing politicians like William Ruto to donate money in church harambees promotes theft of public resources and corruption, and as such the church should not be used as a platform to encourage corruption.
â€œI have asked the churches in this country to stop harambees where politicians are asked to be the guests of honourâ€¦ As we contribute towards stopping corruption, let us not allow our churches to be avenues for misuse by those who want political powers. Harambees should be not as if they are organized by politicians,â€Â he said.
The ACK Bishop argued that the fundraising may push the political leaders to misuse public funds as it reaches a point that they cannot sustain the constant giving through their normal incomes.
Of all the politicians, Ruto has been criticized most for his generosity that see him give more than what he can afford to lose.
(This article was first published on Kenya-Daily Post on November 28, 2015)