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Bar sinners from giving tithes, offerings — Murkomen tells churches

By Vincent Kejitan | April 24th 2019 at 09:45:27 GMT +0300

Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen on Tuesday stated that churches should also bar sinners from giving their tithes and offerings if they have a problem with the conduct of politicians.

The Senate majority leader further suggested that churches should ban harambees altogether.

“It will be great to see churches ban all harambees in church. It will be even greater to see them ban sinners from contributing tithes, offerings and harambee donations in church.

“Maybe then we shall truly say we are in Caanan or better still heaven on earth!” he wrote on Twitter.

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On Tuesday Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit of the Anglican Church of Kenya urged churches to stop ‘hyping’ the idea of guests of honour and harambees, adding that harambee money should not be used to sanitise leaders.

Speaking at Serena Hotel after a meeting of the Multisectoral Initiative Against Corruption (MSIAC), Sapit also asked churches to mobilise their own resources for development.

"Let us not hype this thing of harambees and guests of honour because that is where, as the church, we go wrong.

“If you are to come to worship, come with your resources. And let us, as the church, also learn to mobilise resources for our development agenda and do it quietly, not with the hype that takes us off the pulpit.

“Let us not allow harambee money to become a subtle way of sanitising corrupt leaders,” he said.

(Leaders during a harambee at the All Saints Cathedral)

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