‘You have no right to lecture me’ – Wajackoyah claps back at clergy for ridiculing his manifesto

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 21 Jun, 2022 13:01 | 2 mins read
Roots party presidential candidate, George Wajackoyah
Roots party presidential candidate, George Wajackoyah. PHOTO/Courtesy

Roots party presidential flagbearer Prof. George Wajackoyah has taken a swipe at a section of clergy who ridiculed his proposal to legalize Marijuana if elected in the August polls.

His response comes after a section of church leaders in the country warned electorates against voting for him on grounds that the bhang agenda disrespects Christian values and ethics.

In a subsequent rejoinder, the light-hearted presidential hopeful told off the clergy stating that they should stop being entitled to Kenyans' free will.

"All we are doing is awakening Kenyans. They have not even read our manifesto and all they are talking about is the marijuana agenda. It is time for them to realize that Kenya does not belong to them," he stated.

Wajackoyah further accused the clergy of hypocrisy stating that their churches receive money from unscrupulous dealings and remain silent about it.

"They are now coming to condemn us yet they have been in scandals since way back and are the ones who should be judged…we have grown up Christians. Are we aware that they live on the proceeds of crime, soon, the young people are going to rebel against them," he remarked.

He added: "It is the church's duty to pray for people like me if I am insane so that I can be sane, they have no right to lecture me,"

Clergy condemns Wajackoyah's promises

Wajackoyah's sentiments come after a section of the clergy led by FEICCK secretary-general bishop David Thagana upheld that Wajackoyah's campaign promises were not only contrary to Christian values and ethics but also disregarded the rules of a civilized society.

“Reject the principles of Wajackoyah categorically and anyone else against the principles of peace, ethics and morality. You cannot grow Kenya by radicalizing the citizenry into smoking. What he cannot do to his children then should not be done to Kenyans,” Thagana said at the time.

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