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Mixed Reactions as Reuben Kigame Criticizes Ruto for ‘Overdoing’ Religion

Gospel singer Reuben Kigame and President William Ruto PHOTO/COURTESY

Presidential aspirant in the August 9 polls Reuben Kigame has raised concerns over President William Ruto’s concentration on religion.

The presidential aspirant who doubles as a singer asked the Head of State not to use religion to address problems facing the country.

In an update on Twitter, Kigame advised Ruto to observes Article 27 of the constitution when running affairs of the country.

He noted that issues such as lowering food prices will not be met with State house saying, ‘let’s pray about it.’

“I know I will be bashed but I need to be truthful and accountable to the nation. I think the Ruto administration is overdoing religion

“While we acknowledge the hand of God in bringing us this far, presidency must observe Article 27 of the constitution,” Kigame wrote.

Kigame also pointed out that during Ruto’s inauguration ceremony, the church over presented which the singer says was unnecessary.

“I do not know what the transition committee intended to prove to Kenya and the watching world. I strongly believe that the church should play a neutral, prophetic, balanced and truthful role in order to provide a true spiritual direction for the country,” added Kigame.

Here are some comments fetched from the controversial post.

Manene Jeff: Lately you try so hard to stay relevant, next you will be here saying your music was played without your consent.

Ronnie Barasa: Kenya is a religious country. That’s the agenda sir. You’ve clearly got it twisted to suit a certain narrative. I’m afraid I won’t fall for it however much I respect you.

Bruno: It is the opium of the masses.But someone should remind the first family that Kenya is a secular state and Christianity is not a national religion.And kindly keep off those Ghanian and Nigerian pastors off state house.

Matt Muhindi: I voted For Him and i also noticed that , they are really overdoing it. I feel very uncomfortable when I see bishops and pastors going to state House everyday. Those are worse than cartels. Ruto should reduce it. Just constructive criticism.

Dr John: Well it’s good to criticize but I have different opinion. We say leadership and authority comes from God. We pray for leaders who will fulfill the will of God to the people yet when we get God fearing leaders we say they are misusing religion/ show off.

Bernheim: But leaders don’t come from God. They come from our votes. This saying they come from God is just a way to keep us from holding them accountable. And to blame the devil for everything.

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This comes days after First Lady, Mama Rachel Ruto hosted two international religious leaders at State House, Nairobi.

Mama Rachel met Zimbabwean Prophet Dr Ian Ndlovu and prophet Victor Kusi Boateng from Power Chapel Worldwide Ghana.


Mama Rachel Ruto with Prophet Ian Ndlovu PHOTO/COURTESY

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