In this third part of a 10 part series, we unmask Governor Dr. Evans Kidero’s ‘church money politics’ that’s typical of Jubilee, and not CORD.
In recent months, Kidero’s weekend schedule has seen him hop from church to church, dishing out millions of shillings in his trail.
The only other politician who rampages the poor in this manner is Deputy President William Ruto. Despite this, Kenyans this week revealed in an opinion poll that they think Ruto is the most corrupt politician in Kenya.
Church money politics as you know is not the ideal way of worshipping God. At best, politicians use it to launder money. Money laundering destroys the economy.
Just like Ruto, Governor Kidero is dishing millions in Nairobi churches whether in Nairobi slums or high end evangelical churches, is meant to ‘buy’ the church vote. This is typical Jubilee politics.
When you study CORD, you realize that top leaders don’t run from church to church to dish money. CORD ideology is based on the premise that the challenges facing the urban poor, like in Nairobi, or the poor everywhere in our country can only be solved through deliberate pro-poor intervention policies.
For the urban poor, one such policy would be low-cost city housing programmes. Sadly, Nairobi is the most expensive city in terms of housing. Four years in power and the new county government has nothing to show toward this sector.
To mask his failure; Kidero has resorted to corrupting churches.
While attending church functions, these leaders always never show the decency and religious decorum that true believers identify with. To them, religion is the ‘opium of the poor’.
Church money politicians are the most corrupt and most evil. Often, they use looted money to buy political support from the ever-trusting church goers.