DON'T BE DECIEVED

Don't elect leaders because they are religious, says Sabina Chege

Chege says DP Ruto has deceived Christians and Kenyans should focus more on leadership qualities

In Summary
  • Chege said Christians have been deceived for a long time and that they should vote for leaders who exhibit good leadership qualities.
  • She said Christians can easily be identified from their character and that they exercise humility and perseverance.
Murang'a Woman Representative Sabina Chege addressing residents at Kimorori grounds in Maragua on August 3, 2022.
Murang'a Woman Representative Sabina Chege addressing residents at Kimorori grounds in Maragua on August 3, 2022.
Image: Alice Waithera

Murang’a Woman Representative Sabina Chege has accused Deputy President William Ruto of pretending to be a Christian to hoodwink voters.

Chege said a Christian can easily be identified by their character, humility and perseverance, things she said Ruto does not show.

Chege said Ruto has deceived Christians for a long time but urged the faithful not to vote leaders just because they believe in God.

“It is your character that says if you are a Christian. Jesus set a good example and accommodated sinners. We want leaders who are not bitter, and can accommodate all Kenyans,” she said.

The MP accused Ruto and his allies of attempting to cause conflicts between religions by insinuating that Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga is anti-Christians.

ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru and Murang'a Woman Representative Sabina Chege at Kimorori grounds on August 3, 2022.
ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru and Murang'a Woman Representative Sabina Chege at Kimorori grounds on August 3, 2022.
Image: Alice Waithera

Last week, Raila who was addressing a group of Muslim women said it was wrong to perceive one region as superior to others, saying he would end the ‘Christian chauvinism’ and ensure all religions are protected equally.

“Raila just said we have many religions and they should all be respected,” Chege said.

Chege spoke while meeting residents at Kimorori grounds in Maragua constituency on Wednesday.

She expressed confidence that Raila will win the Tuesday election.

The Azimio administration, she added, will ease Kenyans’ lives by providing free education and supporting farmers and traders.

"If someone is given the chance to choose a leader who will educate their children for free, why would they choose somebody else?” she asked.

Youths after receiving boda bodas at Kimorori grounds on August 3, 2022.
Youths after receiving boda bodas at Kimorori grounds on August 3, 2022.
Image: Alice Waithera

Chege donated 120 wheelchairs, 75 boda bodas and tents procured through the National Government Affirmative Action Fund.

She said Raila’s administration will prioritise the empowerment of youths by expanding the programmes initiated by the Jubilee government.

ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru who attended the event said more than 2 million youths are working online nationally while the boda boda sector generates Sh370 billion annually.

Mucheru said his ministry will organise training for boda boda operators in the county to train them on entrepreneurship and saving.

He said the youths will also be assisted to acquire digital driving licenses.

Mucheru dismissed claims by Ruto and his allies that Raila plans to use chiefs to rig the elections.

“The opinion polls have made it very clear that Raila is ahead but you also need to turn out and vote for him,” he said.

(Edited by Tabnacha O)

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