Immediate 15.00 hrs 29th July 2022
A Kenyan Christian prayer group has spoken out about what it sees as the anti-Christian platform of Presidential candidate Raila Odinga and his running mate Martha Karua.
Addressing Muslim women at KICC, Raila Odinga said that under the ‘wazungu’ (white people: colonialists) the ‘Christian religion was elevated above all others’. He described it as ‘kasumba’, (brainwashing, an outdated ideology, a colonial hangover), and said ‘tutaimaliza’ (we shall finish it). He also took aim at ID checks at the border with Somalia. Kenya Christian Voice says it is a good thing, whatever else they did, that the colonialists brought us the Bible and the Christian faith. Further, that a presidential candidate must understand Christianity is not there merely to follow at a personal level, but that nations must choose their faith position wisely if they want the Lord’s blessing and protection:
Deuteronomy 30:19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:
Psalm 9:17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.
Psalm 127:1b Except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.
Kenya’s atheists have stated they are happy with what Raila Odinga has said. But their claim – and his – that Kenya is a secular society is not supported by the demographics or the Constitution. The Preamble of the Kenya Constitution states: ‘We, the people of Kenya – ACKNOWLEDGING the supremacy of the Almighty God of all creation:’ And it prays: ‘GOD BLESS KENYA’.
Apostle Zakaria Odongo, Chairman of Kenya Christian Voice, said today: ‘The former Prime Minister is correct to describe Kenya as a God-fearing nation. So why does he want to bring down Christianity and stop its growth? He cannot stop the church, but he could put obstacles in the way of the Christian faith. It is dangerous for a presidential candidate to declare such things to the world. It is also wrong to say Christians have been elevated above Muslims. Christians are not favoured but we just happen to be the majority. A potential leader should not be so divisive.
‘Clearly, candidates are courting the votes of Muslims. Even William Ruto is promising to build more mosques and madrasa. But at least he is not promising to tear Christianity down as the dominant faith of the nation. I call Christians to pray that those we elect as President and Vice-President on 9th August will be candidates of blessing, not those of God’s judgment.’
Judith Kirui, Secretary of Kenya Christian Voice, added: ‘A presidential candidate should support thorough ID checks by our border forces for security purposes. That is not ‘discrimination’, it is protecting Kenyan people. In truth, Muslims face no discrimination in Kenya. They have their own schools and they freely attend public and private schools. The meat industry in Kenya is halal. Muslims are represented in Parliament, in Academia, above all in business. They use the same transport as everyone else, they wear their Muslim dress and freely worship in their mosques everywhere in Kenya. Christians are 80% of Kenyans and Almighty God blesses those nations who follow his ways. We want that blessing.’
ENDS: For more information call Apostle Zakaria Odongo on +254 722 813130
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