President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto could share the podium tomorrow in Muranga county where the two leaders will be attending a “Holy Oil” event convened by the African Independent Pentecostal Church of Africa (AIPCA) in Gakarara.
According to the AIPCA Church national chairman, tomorrow’s event follows a series of meetings between the president and the church leaders, events that saw the three splinter groups reconciled by the Head of State.
The church had split into three factions, led by three archbishops – Laurence Njoroge, Frederick Wang’ombe, and Simon Muthuri.
“The President has worked so hard to (reconcile) the three and as of now, there is a truce where a rotational leadership has been brokered, with Mr. Muthuri scheduled to lead until next year. The President brokered the deal through Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi, Senator Mithika Linturi, and Central Imenti MP Moses Kirima,” Paul Gichu, the AIPCA chairman said.
”The President is mediating the dispute between the three splinter groups “as an interested party who leads the government that registers churches and members who are his subjects and in full knowledge that when the members are in conflict, the nation is in conflict,” he added.
A poster doing rounds on social media shows DP William Ruto and his Kenya Kwanza brigade will also be at the same venue as President Kenyatta, and this will be the first time the two leaders are sharing a podium after publicly falling out over Raila Odinga’s candidature.
The president’s visit also coincides with UDA nominations in Kiambu, Embu, and Murang’a counties.