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Mutahi Ngunyi to Dr Ruto: Bishop Ole Sapit is the voice of Kenyans, not the enemy

Political analyst Mutahi Ngunyi has stood up for the Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK) Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit saying he is not an enemy.

In a post on the X platform, Ngunyi told off President William Ruto saying his stories are not believable and Bishop Ole Sapit is just a voice of Kenyans.

“Dear Ruto: Bishop Ole Sapit is not an enemy. He is the voice of Kenyans who like you. After one year and a Sh3 trillion budget, what have you achieved? The good bishop is giving you a way out. He is telling you to change tact. Stories like ‘No Kibera in ten years are not believable,” the tweet read.

Bishop Ole Sapit accused Dr Ruto’s administration of excessive taxation saying it is detrimental not only to the spirit of investment but also a demotivating factor to those who work hard to make a living.

He argued that adding taxes notably the VAT added on petrol is a source of concern for all highlighting that Kenyans are already stretched to their limit. In addition, he wanted the government to shield citizens from the danger posed by the looming El Nino rains.

“Our honest observation as a church is that there is more rhetoric and excuses than a conscious effort to take practical implementation. We urge the government to go beyond promises and lip service and embrace practical programs to alleviate the suffering of Kenyans,” he said.

In rebuttal, Kimani Ichung’wah the Kikuyu MP and National Assembly’s leader of Majority claimed that Bishop Sapit’s remarks supported a political faction constantly criticizing President Ruto’s administration.

“Even if we correct each other because we respect our church leaders. Ole Sapit don’t insult this government by calling it rhetoric. You are not counting how much the government has done. When you speak it is not you we are seeing, but Mr Raila Odinga whom you were working for.”