The late South African Reggae maestro Lucky Dube’s famous song No One Can Stop Reggae has dominated the airwaves for years.
The song has become even more famous in Kenya after the former prime minister Raila Odinga picked it as the rallying call during the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) meetings implying no opposition against the process will succeed.
According to Raila who is leading popularisation rallies for BBI, it’s adoption will address all the issues facing Kenyans and many of the leaders believe so.
However, now a section of religious leaders from Meru county have come out to disprove the use of the slogan ‘Nobody Can Stop Reggae’ terming it unchristian.
They clerics led by House of Praise Leader Bishop Kiogora Magambo said the song should not be played at all in BBI rallies or else they won’t support it.
Magambo said that as church leaders they are supporting the BBI agenda of uniting Kenyans and the only message they would love to hear is that of peace and unity.
“If the BBI is about reggae we will jump out. It is not a gospel song. What reggae are they talking about? As Christians we want to support an initiative that brings all Kenyans together,” said Magambo.
Reverend James Kimathi of Presbyterian church of east Africa observed that the BBI should be anchored on the fear of God and urged leaders to restrain themselves from uttering unpleasant words.
“What our president came up with is a good thing and we will wholly support him in the good things they want for us. But as Christians we want this issue to be anchored in Godliness because Kenya is a God-fearing nation,” he said.
He intimated that the statement ‘nobody can stop reggae’ was tantamount to praising other gods.
The development comes just a few days to BBI really in Kinoru stadium in North Imenti this coming Saturday, February 29.
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