Raila Junior has lauded the decision by Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK) Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit to ban donations from politicians.
Raila Junior, who is the son of former Prime Minister Raila Odinga argued that politicians have developed a habit of using fundraising functions as an excuse for politicking in church.
“Finally the sense of reason is coming into play as the clergy are now acutely aware that in many instances these donations are being used as an excuse to greet the flock and abuse the time allocated," he said in a tweet on Tuesday.
This comes after Ole Sapit noted that he will not allow the church to be held hostage by politicians through their huge donations.
He noted that the leaders can offer their tithes and offerings in private, adding that the politicians will not be allowed to use the pulpit to engage in a war of words.
"We are not going to open up the pulpit to be the place where we do politics. If we have to meet Christians and greet, let us do it outside the church. Let every worship hour be a worship hour where what we hear is the word of God and not political rhetoric," said Ole Sapit.
The ban comes days after ODM Chairman John Mbadi proposed the capping of politicians' donations to churches to Sh100,000.