- Cherargei said the Azimio side thrives in anarchy and abuse of the law, which will culminate in a handshake with President William Ruto.
- He, however, insisted that there will be no handshake.
Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei now says that the church should not fall into the trap of becoming Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance agents.
Speaking on Friday, Cherargei said the Azimio side thrives in anarchy and abuse of the law, which will culminate in a handshake with President William Ruto.
He, however, insisted that there will be no handshake.
"The religious leaders should not fall into a trap of becoming Azimio-OKA agents who thrive in anarchy, lawlessness, economic sabotage and abuse of rule of law which is synonymous with Azimio-OKA into a forced handshake with Ruto which shall not happen," Cherargei said.
His remarks came after the clergy on Wednesday called on the President and the opposition leader to hold talks to quell the protests by the opposition.
The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) said while leaders from the ruling administration should avoid chest-thumping, those in the opposing camp must agree to talks.
The bishops led by their chairperson Martin Kivuva said the blame games by two factions of leaders cannot help solve the myriad of problems facing Kenyans but only serve to worsen it.
"There cannot be a good reason to resort to the standoff and defiance of our leaders to the detriment of Kenyans," Kivuva said.
The clergy pointed out that they are willing to help in mediating to ensure a common ground is reached.
Muslim leaders in the country also urged Raila to suspend the protests as Ramadhan begins.
The opposition protests held on Monday brought business to a standstill in Nairobi, Kisumu and other parts of the country.
The Azimio side announced that it will henceforth hold the protests twice a week, Monday and Thursday, beginning next week.