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President attacks Churches

Posted on: March 10, 1998 3:21 PM
Related Categories: Kenya

(AANA) Kenyan President Daniel Arap Moi has called on the Churches to keep off politics and instead concentrate on the spiritual needs of the Kenyan people.

The Kenyan Head of State was addressing a public meeting in Eldoret, some 200 kilometres north west of Nairobi, on 20 February. he said it was disheartening to note that the churches were engaged in preaching falsehoods and warned them that a Philippine-like revolution would not succeed in Kenya. President Moi, said the churches had been on a smear campaign against the government and were now "curiously joining the many shady and illegal groups opposed to the formation of a Constitutional Review Commission". He said that this was a betrayal of Christian doctrine.

President Moi's attack came closely after several church organisations had issued a hard-hitting statement which criticised the Kenyan government.