• He said by doing this, the churches are inviting what he referred to as 'religious Talibanism' in the country.
• Njoya who is also an activist insisted that if this continues, the country will be coaching a disaster waiting to explode.
Retired Presbyterian Church of East Africa minister Timothy Njoya has said that the church should not be turned into President William Ruto and Azimio leader Raila Odinga's battlefields.
Speaking on Wednesday, Njoya said by doing this, the churches are inviting what he referred to as 'religious Talibanism' in the country.
Njoya, who is also an activist, insisted that if this continues, the country will be coaching a disaster waiting to explode.
"Churches should refrain from inviting religious Talibanism to Kenya. Churches are for correcting politics, not Ruto-Raila battlefields," he said.
His remarks come after Opposition leader Raila Odinga announced that he was set to hold a prayer rally for the IEBC outside the Anniversary Towers in Nairobi.
But speaking later in the evening, Raila announced the prayers will be held at the Jevanjee Gardens in the City.
“This nation needs prayers. We are going to convene a prayer meeting at Jevanjee… We are going to talk more about it tomorrow (Thursday),” Raila told the press.
He spoke when he visited the residence of former Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i moments after a police raid.
President William Ruto has been holding Interdenominational prayer services across counties, where he, together with DP Rigathi Gachagua, have in some instances used the opportunity to hit back at the opposition.
Leaders allied to him have also used the same platform to attack the opposition.