Chuma kiko jikoni! Pastor Ng’ang’a criticizes Ruto’s tax increases
Neno Evangelism founder, Apostle James Maina Ng’ang’a has strongly criticized the government for what he perceives as “overburdening Kenyan citizens with tax increases.”
Ng’ang’a made these remarks during one of his recent live church service at Neno Evangelism in Nairobi.
He asserted that church leaders who dare to speak truth to power often find their churches facing closures.
Ng’ang’a, as a man of God, emphasized his commitment to speaking the truth and openly challenged the government to close his church if they so desired.
“I am speaking the truth as an apostle. The state of the economy is dire, yet you are spending public funds recklessly. Taxes keep rising, and when someone criticizes, you shut down their church. If you want, you can come and shut down mine!” Pastor Ng’ang’a said.
He further voiced his concern that the current tax burden on Kenyan citizens is excessively high.
“When I preach, I will speak out and say what is right. I will speak the truth, and I solemnly swear before God. Some of you are leading this nation astray, while the iron is in the fire,” the pastor asserted.
“I speak as an apostle. You are playing with God, and He will remove you from the fire.”
Ng’ang’a’s comments come in the wake of recent proposals from the National Treasury to introduce additional taxes.
A few days ago, Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Kenya, Jackson Ole Sapit had also accused the present government of imposing a heavy burden of numerous taxes on Kenyan citizens.
In response to Sapit’s statement, Kikuyu MP and National Assembly Leader of the Majority, Kimani Ichung’wah, staunchly countered his claims.
Ichung’wah asserted that he was speaking on behalf of the Opposition, which is led by Raila Odinga, the leader of the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party.
“Even if we correct each other because we respect our church leaders. Ole Sapit don’t be insultive by calling this government rhetoric. You are not counting how much the government has done,” said the MP.