Members of the Clergy are seeking state appointments as a reward for supporting William Ruto and playing a key role in his August 9 win.
Majority Leader in the National Assembly Kimani Ichungwa while speaking at a Sunday church service in Baringo county requested the Head of State to ‘find work’ for the men of cloth whom he said protected their camp with prayers.
“President Ruto, when Bishop Kotut was preaching. I heard him ask for a job. I am requesting that you find work for the Bishop and other pastors as well. Because they also protected us with their prayers. You have confessed before that you would not have been president if not for prayers, and it is true. Their prayers made you president,” the Kikuyu MP said at Kabarnet ASK Showground.
Mr. Ichungwa also argued that their election victory was ordained by God and it was meant to save the country from the current numerous challenges it is facing and asked the Head of State to use it to change the lives of Kenyans.
“Mr. President, save these people’s lives by restoring the dignity of our economy to one that works and creates job opportunities for our youth so that we can stop losing them to alcohol,” he added.
In September, DP Rigathi Gachagua revealed their Kenya Kwanza coalition signed an MoU with the country’s clergy before the August polls and vowed that he would ensure the pledges made by the president to the church were fulfilled.
”I took the bible and swore to assist him, on your behalf I will continuously remind him on our MOU with him, on the church issues, even as he has many other duties, it is my responsibilities to remind him,” Gachagua said during a State House thanksgiving.