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We all have a role to play in church and clergy welfare – Gideon Moi

By Kennedy Gachuhi | September 26th 2021
Baringo Senator Gideon Moi during the Amaya Triangle Initiative at Lake Bogoria SPA in Baringo on September 18, 2021.[Kipsang Joseph, Standard]

Baringo Senator Gideon Moi has today led a fundraiser for church programmes at the AIC Tandui in Sacho, Baringo County.

The Kanu National chairman emphasised the need for Kenyans to support the church and the clergy reiterating its role in the country.

"Generations that were there before we built the churches we use today. It is now our responsibility to stand with the churches and the clergy," said Gideon.

The senator was accompanied by Senate Majority Leader Samuel Poghisio (West Pokot), Baringo Deputy Governor Jacob Chepkwony, Kanu Secretary-General Nick Salat, among other leaders and party officials.

"Earthly possessions are all vanity. Investing in our churches is not a loss. Each generation has to play its part from where the subsequent generations will pick up," said Gideon.

The senator, who steered clear of politics at the pulpit, said the church has the responsibility of taking care of the clergy so that they serve better and guide the country.

"Our clergy plays a critical role in guiding leaders, whether civic or political. It is our duty to facilitate their work and ensure they live a decent life," he said.

The AIC clergy led by Rev Francis Chesire made prayers for Gideon in his political journey.

Baringo Woman Representative Gladwell Cheruiyot called on the clergy to stand firm in ensuring the church is respected.

This follows a ban on politicking at the pulpit by select churches across the country as the next general elections draw closer.

"We are glad that the clergy have started to ban politics within the church. If this is not done, the church is likely to lose the respect it deserves as a place of worship," said Gladwell.

She said the churches should not fear losing the financial support they enjoy from politicians if that will be the cost of keeping the pulpit sanctified.

Senator Gideon is expected to host delegations from Baringo and other counties at his Sacho home in the afternoon.

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