Presidential aspirant Reuben Kigame has called out William Ruto and his administration for overdoing religion and failing to live up to its promises promptly.
Through his Twitter handle Reuben Kigame said that while prayers are important, they will not solve problems such as the prevailing economic hardships the country is undergoing.
He noted that being a committed Christian he believes in the power of prayer but Statehouse should act on real issues and not use prayer as a scapegoat.
“I am a committed Christian who believes in prayer and believes God has helped us this far and Will continue to trust Him for the future of Kenya, but I hope that issues such as lowering food prices will not be met with the Statehouse saying, “let’s pray about it,“ Kigame Said.
Gospel singer Kigame makes this statement following the State House visits of prophets and gospel singers from various parts of the continent.
On Wednesday, first lady Rachel Ruto hosted renowned singers the Zabron choir, Victor Kusi prophet from Ghana, Dr. Ian Ndlovu, and his wife Evangelist Angel Ndlovu.
Kigame also questioned t over-representation of the Evangelical wing at Ruto’s Inauguration.
He now calls upon the government to follow Article 27 of the constitution.
“I know I will be bashed but I need to be truthful and accountable to the nation. I think the Ruto administration is overdoing religion. While we acknowledge the hand of God in bringing us this far, the presidency must observe Article 27 of the constitution” Kagame said.
Article 27 of the constitution highlights the equality of all and the freedom of discrimination in any shape, form, or manner.
The State shall not discriminate directly or indirectly against any person on any ground, including race, sex, pregnancy, marital status, health status, ethnic or social origin, colour, age, disability, religion, conscience, belief, culture, dress, language, or birth.
He further added that Kenya has no state religion.
Reuben Kigame’s presidential bid was frustrated by the Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission. He was disqualified on the basis of failing to meet a required threshold.