By Claire Wanja
MOMBASA, Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto has assured the country’s Christian community that the government will in no way muzzle their freedom to preach the gospel.
The government will not infringe on the right of true men and women of God to attend to their calling, he said here Sunday when he joined other Christians for Sunday service at the Jesus Celebration Church in Bamburi, Mombasa.
“On the matter you have raised about regulations that have been issued by the government on matters to deal with the Church, I want to confirm to you that we are products of Sunday schools. I am a product of an altar call and I want to assure you, the government that I have a say in will not do contrary to what the scripture teaches,” he said.
The Deputy President said the government will look into the new law and do the necessary amendments to ensure only those who are misusing the word of God are dealt with.
“Any regulation that may have been put in place, the necessary adjustments and amendments will be made so that we do not penalize men of God who are doing what God has given them opportunity to do,” said Ruto.
He said the government had the capacity to investigate and deal with fake preachers who are out to fleece innocent people.
He called on Christians to pray for the country so that leaders and all Kenyans learn to live harmoniously irrespective of tribe or religion so that the country can realize its development goals.