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Muslim leader in support of prophet Owuor

By | Jan 8th 2010 | 1 min read

By Patrick Beja and Ramadhan Rajab

A Muslim leader has backed remarks by evangelist David Owuor on corruption.

Kenya Muslim National Advisory Council National Chairman Sheikh Juma Ngao defended Owuor, saying remarks that the Church in Kenya was corrupt should be taken positively.

According to Sheikh Ngao, corruption is also rife among Muslim and non-governmental organisations’ leaders. In a statement, Ngao noted that some religious leaders raise funds in the name of project development, but end up lining their pockets.

He said some Muslim leaders also conduct fundraisers through mosques, but fail to implement the intended projects, adding the habit must stop.

He said it was time religious leaders heeded Dr Owuor’s message and reviewed their stand instead of criticising him. "Some religious leaders are involved in prayers for cash in this country," he said.

Hit back

Ngao added: "Some religious leaders make a kill from their honest followers who are poor. This is corruption in the name of God and should stop," Ngao said.

Last week, Owuor accused church leaders of corruption, saying they were defrauding worshippers.

Meanwhile, the self-proclaimed prophet Owuor has hit back at his critics, maintaining the church has gone to the dogs.

Owuor told off those calling him hypocritical, saying those are preachers of water but takers of wine. He said the church has become a bottleneck to national healing and reconciliation by absconding its duties.

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