[•We(Church) warned you against passing the new constitution~Rtd. Bishop Kogo]
[•I washed my hands when the country ignored the voice of the Church and passed a constitution they didn’t understand~Bishop Korir]
Uasin Gishu County:Religious leaders in Eldoret want the government to look into other ways of reducing the wage bill in order to cut the burden of taxes on Kenyans. They said pay cuts alone would not reduce the wage bill.
The clergymen have asked Kenyans to consider immediate changes to the constitution to reduce counties, cut down the number of MPs, Senators and also members of the county assemblies.
Anglican Church of Kenya Eldoret Diocese Rtd.Bishop Thomas Kogo speaking at a church service said devolution may not serve any purpose to the country because counties are overspending on joyrides and salaries sentiments that had earlier been supported by NCCK North Rift officials.
Bishop Kogo said Kenyans did not understand the constitution before passing it at the referendum. He said counties had turned into a major burden to Kenyans.
Speaking separately,Eldoret Catholic Diocese Bishop Cornelius Korir,had earlier last month said the church was right to vote against the new constitution,he reminded politicians how they suppressed the voice of the church that objected to the new constitution.
He said Kenyans were now reaping the burden of the new constitution.