Three ACK bishops defy top church organ

By Mangoa Mosota

Three Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK) bishops have broken ranks with the church’s top organ over suggestions to postpone the August 4 referendum.

One of the clergymen also admitted the Proposed Constitution has caused deep division in the ACK.

Bishops Mwayi Abiero (Maseno South), Otieno Wasonga (Maseno West) and Beneah Salala (Mumias) said it will be ill-advised to postpone the poll.

"The August 4 referendum is like a delivery day of a baby; hence it cannot be postponed. Let us wait to see whether the baby will be alive or still born," Mwayi told he told The Standard on Saturday, on phone.

He said the vote would give direction for the country, adding that insinuations that the poll would spell doom is wrong.

The three clergymen observed that holding the poll cannot cause trouble. Their stand sharply differs with that of ACK head Archbishop Eliud Wabukala, who said the poll could spell doom for the country.