Raila to Ruto: Stop calling me ‘Mganga’, I am a Christian
Opposition Leader Raila Odinga has once again expressed displeasure over a constant ‘slur’ directed at him by Deputy President William Ruto whenever he refers to him as ‘mganga’ (a witch doctor).
The ODM leader reiterates that while he has no problem with the activities of the said physicians, as they help people with various sicknesses, he isn’t one of them. He maintains that his faith in God should never be in question given that his fidelity to the church is an open book.
“I am a Christian. There are those who refer to me as mtu ya vitendawili and Mganga and all sorts of things. But I want it to be known that I am truly a Christian person.” Raila said when he joined the faithful at the ordination and installation of the new Homabay Bishop Michael Otieno Odiwa.
Raila used the occasion to rally the church to support the BBI noting that their support is so important as it continues to play an integral role in promoting harmony and unity around the world.
“They (church) have stood for what is right. That is why we want the church by our side as a partner (in BBI) process. We really want to walk this journey with the church.” Raila said
The former prime minister further noted that he was aware that the church has raised a number of issues regarding the current BBI constitutional draft but disclosed that he alongside President Uhuru Kenyatta were ready to negotiate with the church if there are issues that it feels must be addressed before a referendum is called.