ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi has urged the church to pray for the country at a time when corruption is rampant. Speaking during the national prayer day meeting for United Society of Friends Women (USFW) Quakers in Chavakali Boys High School in Vihiga County, Mudavadi stated that the government has put a burden on a common mwananchi by borrowing money that is not used as intended.
Mudavadi, however, opposed church fundraising done by leaders as he said that money taken in churches is allegedly the money borrowed. “Without a church, the nation is ruined, without religion’s foundation, the nation is doomed. So to all the women who are here, you are a moral compass. You are the ones to ensure that the nation obeys the Lord. Therefore, be strong in the Lord and guide Kenyan people particularly leaders so that they don’t go wayward,” urged Musalia.
He said he has talked about corruption in all the meetings he has addressed and he won’t stop, “Here in Kenya, the Jubilee government has used Kshs. 165 billion in the water department but as you criss-cross the country in places they claim to have built dams, there are no dams, in places they say boreholes have been dug, they aren’t there,” he noted.
He said graft is the reason why he won’t sing along to the handshake song and live in pretence, and he’ll remain in the opposition. “Helping churches is not bad but let it not be about swindling Kenyan taxpayers’ money and come back with it in the name of building churches,” he added
This statement was affirmed by Lugari Mp Ayub Savula who urged Kenyans to be keen on leaders who are eyeing the Presidential seat in 2022 so that they elect a leader who will represent them well. “Am sure you have seen many leaders move across the country eyeing the Presidential seat in 2022. There are those who have already declared their interests and others are yet to. Therefore, be sober and keen enough so that you are not cheated again.”
He said he has urged Mudavadi to step forward and vie for the seat, “I want to assure him that we are behind him and we shall give him full support.” He challenged Quakers to start their University, saying they’ll only achieve that by electing a leader who will be ready to work closely with them.
The meeting which drew more than 3000 women from all Quaker churches in the country is held every after three months with the purpose of praying for the country, families, churches, schools and peace in the world.
In March such a meeting was held in Namarambi in Webuye East Constituency Bungoma County and in October it will be held in Musingu High School in Kakamega County.