In Summary
  • Mr Kirima said those proposing that church contributions should be limited to stop interfering with church activities.
  • The DP has insisted that he will continue making donations to groups and churches.

National Assembly Minority Leader John Mbadi has been criticised over his planned motion seeking to limit the amount of money people should contribute in churches.

The ODM chairman has written to National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi and proposed amendments to the Public Officer Ethics Act that will cap harambee contributions to Sh100,000.

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The motion is being seen to as aimed at Deputy President William Ruto who has sparked a storm with his church fund raisers where he has been contributing millions of shillings.

The DP has insisted that he will continue making donations to groups and churches.

While defending Dr Ruto, MPs Rahim Dahood (Imenti North) and Moses Kirima (Imenti Central) said the motion was in “bad faith”. The legislators argued that the enactment of such a law would curtail freedom of worship.

The legislators who spoke at a church fund raiser at Rware Primary School in Imenti Central on Saturday, said the law would limit people’s generosity in matters of faith. They questioned how Mr Mbadi had arrived at the Sh100,000 figure.

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