Tell your supporters to stop ‘worshiping’ you, pastor tells DP Ruto
A Nairobi-based pastor has written an open letter to Deputy President William Ruto, asking him to stop his political supporters from “worshiping” him.
The letter from Pastor Godfrey Migwi of the House of Hope Church International is in reference to an incident at the weekend when Malindi Member of Parliament, Aisha Jumwa, turned a popular Christian worship hymn into a praise song for the DP.
The vocal lawmaker, gave her rendition of the hymn, Hakuna wa kufanana whose words she turned into ‘Hakuna wa kufafana kama Ruto’ at a church function in Bungoma County, which was attended by Dr Ruto.
But in his letter, which he posted on Facebook, Pastor Migwi termed Jumwa’s actions as blasphemous, adding that the MP has gone too far.
“Malindi MP Hon Aisha Jumwa did something unusual to the body of Christ by using worship song hakuna wa kufanana na Mungu to praise you, for sure you’re not god and I know you know that, and everyone knows, why Mr Deputy president did you allow MP Aisha to praise you like God when poor worshipers and church leaders cheered in your presence?” the pastor posed in his letter.
The pastor further asked the DP to apologize to the body of Christ and repent for his life, peace and his political journey’s sake.
He also quoted several verses in the Bible, including Acts 12:21-23, which reads:
And upon a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon his throne, and made an oration unto them. And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and not of a man. And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.
Referring to himself as a fearless Christian leader, the pastor said that he will live speaking the truth no matter how much it will hurt.
“We must respect others and everything that belong to God, only Him to be praised, so hakuna wa kufanana na Yesu liwe liwalo, hawa wengine ni binadamu tu wasifiwe lakini si kutumia nyimbo za kuabudi. Wapewa kazi ya kuongoza na lazima waajibike,” he said.