Deputy President Dr William Ruto says he's not about to stop contributing money for churches, adding that his critics have already charged him and 'found him guilty'.
Over the past few weeks, the debate on the contribution by politicians to churches has escalated, with former Prime Minister Raila Odinga arguing that leaders are using the avenue to launder money.
“Some church leaders are true to their calling, others are not. We need to ask the source of the millions of money being taken to churches. We need to ask if someone’s salary is Sh1 million a month, where do they get Sh5 million each week or between Sh15 and Sh20 million a month to hold fundraisers in churches?,” Raila was quoted on Saturday by the Standard.
The Anglican Church of Kenya boss Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit on Tuesday warned church leaders against accepting huge donations, adding that politicians should contribute 'silently' like other church members.
But Dr Ruto, who is often seen contributing huge sums of money to churches, says he is not ashamed for taking that route.
He also said he does not care for being subjected to criticism.
"I know there are charges against me for helping Christians in churches. I plead guilty, I am not ashamed of my faith..." State House Director of Digital Communication Dennis Itumbi quoted DP Ruto in a tweet.
When he toured Kisii last month in aid of the construction of South Kenya Conference offices, Dr Ruto accused his critics of 'focusing on witchcraft' instead of helping the church.
A number of politicians are of the opinion that church fundraisers allow leaders to steal public resources to meet their expectations.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has intensified his crackdown against corruption.