13 May 2019

Kenya: DP Ruto - Why I Won't Stop Fundraising for Churches

Deputy President William Ruto has vowed to continue supporting churches. The DP, who raised funds for more than 20 churches in Turkana County on Sunday, said that his critics must know that going to church and making contributions for their development is voluntary and no one should feel offended.

"We will continue to support churches and all religious groups. Those who are against church contributions will face God on judgement day," the DP said at Naperebei Kingdom Sanctuary at Nakwamekwi in Lodwar town.

He advised leaders to be selfless and remain united for the benefit of all citizens.

IN PRAISE OF RUTO

He said that early this year, he helped raise Sh400 million for churches to ensure that at least 24 tribes have the Bible translated in their local languages.

Local leaders, led by Governor Josphat Nanok, area MPs James Lomenen (Turkana South), John Lodepe (Turkana Central) and Mohammed Ali Lokiru (Turkana East) praised Dr Ruto's efforts in contributing to the development of churches.

Those who are against church contributions will face God on judgement day - DP Ruto

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The leaders criticised Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga of only thinking about Turkana during electioneering period.

GOD FEARING

Mr Nanok said Dr Ruto, like other God fearing leaders, was contributing his own money towards the development of churches.

"I will also continue attending church fundraisers whenever I am invited and I urge all leaders to follow suit," said Governor Nanok.

Mr Lomenen said politicians must contribute to the development of churches and asked the Deputy President to continue supporting them.

"Any leader who does not support Turkana residents during the hour of need will not get votes from here," Mr Lomenen said.

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