Eldoret clergy has welcomed the bill sponsored by Suna West MP Hon. Peter Masara on 2.5 percent allocation of CDF money to the churches.
Speaking in Eldoret town led by Imams and preachers North rift council chair, Abubakar Bini and Eldoret gospel ministers chairperson Bishop Wilson Kurui said that the bill is very essential as it aids in running the church’s developments which requires very close considerations.
“Churches deal with many development projects and also provide support to the orphaned and the less fortunate people who require proper care and in that the churches have opened the orphanages and schools to aid them hence the funding from the CDF will be of very boost to the churches, “Bishop Kurui said.
Bishop Kurui added that if the bill is passed the legislator’s burden of visiting churches for fundraising every weekends will have been avoided and the energy and time will be left to focus on other pertinent issues of the constituency.
However his counterpart, Imams council North rift chair, Sheikh Bini urged the legislators to include all religions before tabling it to the parliament for discussions. He argues that including all religions will be very beneficial to people from different religions in the country.
“The bill is very good and we welcome it as the clergy from Uasin Gishu County and North rift region. However the legislator should include the Muslims, Hindus to ensure wider spectrum of the religion is factored in,” Bini added.
The bill sponsored by the Suna West legislator Peter Masara seeks to ensure allocation of the 2.5 percent of the constituency Development Fund (CDF) for religious activities.
He says that the proposed bill will not increase the public spending or affect the constituency’s activities.
Suna West MP tabled the bill on May 17th 2019.