In Summary
  • The bishop cautioned politicians who go to the houses of worship to cause mayhem.
  • During a press briefing held in Murang’a town on Monday, Mr Nyoro’s supporters clashed with those opposed to him.
  • In the meantime, police are looking for Mr Nyoro over the chaos.

Murang’a Catholic Bishop James Maria Wainaina has announced that he has initiated investigations into the chaos that rocked Gitui Catholic Church in Kiharu Constituency on Sunday.

Speaking to the Nation by phone, the bishop condemned the chaos, describing the incident as unfortunate and sad, but at the same time said he had not been informed of the fundraiser which was attended by several Jubilee politicians.

“It’s sad that such an incident happened in our church. I was not aware that there were guests invited to the church, only to hear through the media that chaos has erupted. It is saddening and very unfortunate and I have initiated investigations before taking action,” Bishop Wainaina said.

CAUTIONED POLITICIANS

While castigating the chaos, the bishop cautioned politicians who go to the houses of worship to cause mayhem, saying it is better not to attend church gatherings and even fundraisers instead of going to cause mayhem.

“It’s very unfortunate that politicians can go to the church to leave Christians without peace. They better avoid going to the church at all than coming to cause fracas and fights,” the bishop said.

The incident has also been castigated by the chairperson for the Bishop’s forum, Mr Stephen Maina, who blamed the church for what happened.

Mr Maina of the Full Time Winners Gospel Church, said the clergy have to shoulder to blame since they are aware of the existing political camps yet they to invite both camps to church.

SHOULDER BLAME

“We the clergy are to shoulder to blame because we are aware of the existing political polarisation and when we invite political leaders purely from one faction, we obviously rattle the other side and if we invite both, we invite confrontation. Let the fundraisers be done outside the church and where possible not on Sundays,” said Mr Maina.

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