- Lawyer Ndegwa Njiru was speaking on TV47’s breakfast show ‘Morning Cafe’.
- He said the church has failed in the mediation talks between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto.
DP William Ruto has agreed to mediation talks led by the church following his fall out with President Uhuru Kenyatta.
In a social media post on Sunday, he dismissed earlier claims that both of them had “snubbed” the church’s appeal to have talks.
“I want you the Most Reverend Bishops to know that I am willing, ready and available to participate without any conditions whatsoever, in any forum that you may find necessary to address and resolve these concerns,” the DP said in a letter to Kenya Conference of Catholics Bishops.
However, pundits have come out questioning the clergy’s intent to address the lasting disunity at a time when President Uhuru is almost exiting from power.
Ruto’s stake in church talks
Speaking today on TV47’s #MorningCafe, Lawyer Ndegwa Njiru raised eyebrows at religious leaders expressing interest to unite the two, shortly after banning politics in church.
“Why now when we are almost ending the term that the church has realized there is disunity between the President and his deputy? For whose benefit is it? Will it not be for the benefit of William Ruto?” Njiru posed.
According to him, the clergy is already showing bias towards DP Ruto.
Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa however disputed, saying the church had played a pivotal role in the stability of the country.
“Let our competitors leave the church out of politics. The church is not a political party, it is not running to be the President of Kenya. All the church is doing is to pray for this country,” Barasa said.
Watch the full interview here: