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Catholic Archbishop warns politicians against using the church to settle scores

The Nyeri Catholic Archdiocese Archbishop Anthony Muheria has dissuaded political leaders against using the church as a platform for political gain.

Speaking in an interview, Muheria asked the clergymen to desist from using their faith for political gain, saying church leaders should always draw the line for politicians in church.

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“Let us go to church. Let us encounter God genuinely and honestly but not use that platform for politics,” Archbishop Muheria said while acknowledging that it is good that political leaders are attending churches.

“I think we must continuously call it out, to our religious leaders and politicians of whatever political divide they are that the places of worship must not be used as instruments or platforms for political gain or messaging,” he said.

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Churches are fast becoming political leaders’ favourite turf for engaging their rivals.

The Kenya Kwanza fraternity, for instance, has lately been holding thanksgiving services in different churches across the country with President William Ruto together with leaders affiliated with him taking the opportunity to last out at the opposition.

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