Clergymen from the North Rift region want deputy president William Ruto to continue donating to churches because they need his help.
Led by Bishop Simon Kemei, some bishops and pastors said the money is sanctified after it is given to the church.
According to Kemei, the DP should continue helping those in need especially in the churches in his home region.
“As clergy, we are very happy with what the DP is doing for churches because we believe he has been touched by the hand of God to see the need of the church and use the resources available to him so he can intervene and help,” Kemei said.
Should the DP visit his church, the man of the cloth said, he will be received with open hands.
“If the DP will come to my church, I will be very happy and receive him wholeheartedly. As a leader of the congregation, I know we do not have musical instruments, we don’t have seats and we have many other needs that we know the DP can aid us in filling,” Kemei added
Bishop John Korir and Pastor Joseph Too on their part admonished those judging Ruto for giving to others.
Before churches were closed in March following the COVID-19 pandemic, the DP was heavily criticized for his weekly donations to churches.
In February he said, “Last week, I heard someone say they will use the BBI to do away with donations to churches by politicians.”
“I want to tell you as a Christian that BBI will not be used to oppress the church. We will not allow it.”