Clergy should participate in development
07 November 2012, 12:38
The former internal security minister G.G Kariuki has urged church leaders to actively participate in matters of national interest instead of taking a backseat and watch as thing go wrong.
Speaking at a constitutional civic education forum held in Laikipia East constituency, Kariuki said that the church is better placed in giving guidance and opinion on how to achieve growth and development in the country.
The former Laikipia west MP added that the church has a lot of influence but some clergies fail to play their pivotal role in addressing key issues such as politics and hence good doctrine disappears or is watered down from the pulpit.
He urged people to understand the different roles that will be played by the leaders they will elect in the forthcoming general elections before voting them in.
Kariuki also noted that the new constitution has put many leaders in a state of confusion and hence there is a dire need for the citizens to analyze it critically so as to understand its benefits.
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