Veteran Kenyan gospel artiste Reuben Kigame has faulted Opposition Chief Raila Odinga for holding rally at Uhuru Park, Nairobi on June 1 at the expense of the church.
Kigame says Uhuru Park was booked for a rally by Prayer Beyond Boundaries Ministry – and the intent of the exercise was to get people closer to God.
Mr Kigame criticizes the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) brigade for “fighting their way to win the venue, hence countering God’s work.”
A court granted CORD access to Uhuru Park grounds for a rally on Wednesday after government spokesperson Eric Kiraithe said in a press conference on Monday, May 30, that neither Uhuru Park nor the Nyayo National Stadium would be available for any meetings on Madaraka Day.
Presiding High Court judge Justice George Odunga ordered that the National Security Council banning of their rally was null and void.
“Kenya’s Opposition, CORD, may be feeling bolder, louder and more popular after Madaraka Day rally at Uhuru Park, but someone needs to warn them all that if you ever find yourself or your agenda pitted against the agenda of a people who wish to meet and pray to the Living God of the Bible, you need to immediately pull back and let God’s people talk to Almighty God,” he wrote on Facebook Thursday, June 2.
“I assume that CORD has some religious people and leaders close to the decision-makers who should clearly advise Raila, Kalonzo and Wetangula on this.”
Kigame observes former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka, who often makes reference to the Bible in his speeches, should have advised CORD co-principals Raila Odinga and Moses Wetangula.
“Kalonzo who has always evoked the Bible, Christ and prayer, should have warned his co-leaders, Raila and Wetangula, but clearly he did not. Raila, who frequently quotes the Bible, should know enough to have taken the warning of Mzee Gamaliel in the book of Acts to the effect that you should never find yourself fighting against God,” Kigame said.
Kigame concluded his post by giving nuggets of wisdom to the CORD leadership.
“CORD: Don’t do that. You cannot belittle, despise or fight a people who want to talk to their Maker (and your Maker too) and win. My advice is simple: Repent and go back to the drawing board on this matter. You did wrong and if you don’t do something about it, you will be in a bad place.”
“This warning is not just for you. It would also be for Uhuru and Ruto if they did anything like that. It is for anybody and everybody including me. Don’t fight prayer to Almighty God. You will not win!”
eDaily’s attempts to reach Reuben Kigame to ascertain authenticity of the post bore no fruits as his phone went unanswered.