Believers at the Israel Church of God – Oruba in Migori County now claim that politicians used and dumped them after campaigns.
The faithful claim that a group of politicians who exploited their support during campaigns but have now abandoned them once in office.
Winning the heart of congregants
Speaking to the press led by their Cardinals Jack Aliwa and Richard Odhiambo, the faithful narrated how the unsettling trend of politicians went extraordinary lengths, even kneeling in the mud, to win the votes of congregants during campaigns.
There are a clique of politicians who use churches to elevate themselves and once they succeed they forget about us. Some who used to visit us and even sit on the floor during campaigns have now deserted usCardinal Aliwa
However, once the elections are over, they have vanished into thin air, leaving the congregants feeling deceived and disregarded.
“There are a clique of politicians who use churches to elevate themselves and once they succeed they forget about us. Some who used to visit us and even sit on the floor during campaigns have now deserted us,” said Cardinal Aliwa.
The believers expressed their frustration alleging they have been left to suffer in silence after placing their trust in empty words.
The church community said they are now grappling with caring for orphans and widows which adds to the complexity of their situation.
Currently even tithes are not enough to sustain the church, we cannot even support orphans and widows as we used toCardinal Odhiambo
With current the challenging economic times, the conventional means of financial support to the church which includes tithes, are falling short of meeting the needs of those who rely on their assistance.
“Currently even tithes are not enough to sustain the church, we cannot even support orphans and widows as we used to,” decried Odhiambo.
Frustrated congregants are now urging those politicians who made commitments to them to honour their pledges.
“We are sending a plea and a message of warning to politicians to honour the promises they made. We will not accept them in our church when the next elections come,” said Aliwa.