According to a video shared online on Thursday, May 21, the lawmaker accused pastors of demanding churches to be opened prematurely claiming that they were running out of offerings.
The former legislator also challenged the two outspoken clerics to direct their energies towards praying for God’s intervention in the pandemic that has upturned life across the globe.
“There is a pastor who claimed that he was the word, and the word is Ngang’a. I know that the word is God so when you come and put up a church then call yourself Ng’ang’a.
Former Kibwezi MP, Kalembe Ndile. On April 28, 2020, he urged the government to allow traditional healers to come up with remedies for Covid-19.
“I challenge all the pastors to pray for Coronavirus to end so that churches can resume services. That is when we shall proclaim victory over the pandemic. You can’t argue that the government should allow you to resume church to collect offerings,” argued Kalembe.
“Prophet Owuor, where are you, perform miracles and pray for Covid-19 to end before we open churches. I ask the government not to open churches until the pandemic ends,” he added.
He further urged that if the clerics failed to meet this condition, the state not to open churches even after the virus ends claiming that pastors fleeced their followers with fake miracles but when real tragedies hit, they recoiled.
“We had discovered that some pastors were in churches for the offerings. You go to church and they claim you have an issue and they sort it yet it was fake, those are the kinds of miracles they performed.
“If you are unable to perform Coronavirus miracles, let us never open churches even after the pandemic ends,” He urged.
Some religious leaders have been discovering other talents as the pandemic bites and their incomes from congregants hit after President Uhuru Kenyatta barred gatherings of more than 15 people and closed all churches and mosques.
A Kitui pastor by the name Peter Musyoka was forced into selling smokies and eggs after losing a steady source of income.
Musyoka, a father of six says the closure of churches has left him hard hit.