NCCK has joined the fray in calling for a ban on politics in places of worship and urged all churches to follow the example set by the Anglican Church of Kenya
Speaking at the Student Christian leaders retreat held in Limuru, NCCK General Secretary Canon Chris Kinyanjui encouraged the church to keep politics away from the pulpit
“I am not saying that we should not allow them to come to church but they should rather come as ordinary worshipers. Our churches are not going to be campaign grounds for 2022 elections,” said Kinyanjui.
The NCCK General Secretary also discouraged the Church from publicizing politician’s giving’s and donations in church saying this may promote corruption in church and in the county. “Do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing “Canon quoted the Bible
The meeting involved Christian Union and Catholic Students’ Association leaders from different universities in the county with the theme ‘Transformational leaders, Transformed to Transform’
The main aim of the retreat is to equip the young leaders with meaningful and transformative leadership skills that translate to future gains in national leadership and leadership outside the confines of the university
The University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor Prof. Stephen Kiama through his speech read by the UoN Deputy vice Chancellor in charge of research Prof. Margaret Jesang Hutchinson, encouraged the young leaders to be great by taking transformative leadership responsibilities while inspiring positive changes in those who need their guidance
“I challenge this group of Student Christian leaders to consider offering candidates in elective leadership positions across different faculties…leadership is about taking initiative and responsibilities,” said the VC.
The NCCK’s statement comes just days after the ACK Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit banned politics in their churches and also announced that the clerics are no longer allowed to attend meetings at politicians’ homes.
Archbishop Ole Sapit also barred the church leaders from attending so-called grassroots’ mobilization efforts by the 2022 election hopefuls.
The cleric emphasized that the responsibility of the church leaders should remain in evangelizing.