Kenya: Ruto Criticises Mbadi Over Bid to Cap Donations

Kenya: Ruto Criticises Mbadi Over Bid to Cap Donations

Deputy President William Ruto has criticised Orange Democratic Movement Chairman John Mbadi for ‘plotting’ to limit donations in churches through a Parliamentary motion.

He accused Mr Mbadi of plotting to sabotage development of churches.

The Deputy President insisted that no amount of frustrations by the Suba South legislator will stop him from contributing generously to the development of churches.


“Some people are so drunk with power that they forget that there is God who created them. They have no respect for God and the church because of the big offices they are holding,” he said in reference to Mr Mbadi.

He dismissed Mr Mbadi’s move as misguided, and warned that the action by the lawmaker may attract the wrath of God.

Speaking at St Peter and Paul Catholic Cathedral in Embu County on Sunday, Dr Ruto claimed Mr Mbadi had lost direction and urged worshipers to pray for him.

Mr Mbadi planned motion is seeking to limit the amount of money people should contribute in churches.

Already, the Minority Leader has written to Speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi proposing amendments to the Public Officer Ethics Act that will cap fundraiser contributions to Sh100,000.


To many, the motion targets the Deputy President who has been donating millions of shillings towards church development projects.