Mudavadi urges Church of God of EA to carry out a peaceful transition

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ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi speaking at the funeral of the late Byrum Makokha. Photo/Courtesy

Amani National Congress (ANC) party leader Musalia Mudavadi has urged the top leadership of the Church of God of East Africa to make sure the transition of appointing a new Archbishop to replace the departed head of the Church Byrum Makokha is done peacefully.

Speaking at his burial at the Church Headquarters at Kima in Emuhaya Constituency Vihiga County on Saturday, Mudavadi advised the leaders not to involve politicians in the process and make sure the exercise is carried out in a peaceful manner.

He said politicians like applying shortcuts in everything they do, and they may end up messing a peaceful transition.

COTU secretary general Francis Atwoli lauded the late Archbishop saying his leadership qualities should be emulated by other religious leaders across the country.

Atwoli added that the deceased had made the church establish and sponsor schools in Western region and its environs.

“Byrum loved education, and that’s why he invested so much in education, by funding schools established by the church,” he said.

The Archbishop was well known for calling on the government to curb corruption in the country.

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s eulogy was read by the Council of Governors Chairman Wycliffe Oparanya.

The President praised the Archbishop as a person who was determined in his leadership to bring change in the church but also in the country.