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Gen Z Wins Battle With Church Days After Pinning Ruto Down Over Finance Bill 2024

For the first time, Gen Z managed to pressure churches into canceling fundraisers where politicians were the chief guests.

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Barely days after cornering the Head of State and the govt at large following the sudden withdrawal of the Finance Bill 2024 that proposed to increase taxation on Kenyans, the Young Turks also known as Gen Zees have once again won another battle.

According to the latest reports by a section of both Digital media and media houses on Saturday, it has emerged that several churches counreywdie that had planned for fundraisers and invited the politicians have either been forced to cancel the invitations or cancel the fundraiser events in totality.

A church in Lavington in Nairobi was the first to lead the trend of cancellation of Fundraiser event when it announced that the First Lady who was supposed to attend an event aimed at sourcing funds for the construction of Church Perimeter walls, Sunday school hall was cancelled.

Pres William Ruto gestures during a past event

Pres William Ruto gestures during a past event

The event, originally scheduled for Sunday, June 30, was intended to raise funds for the completion of the church’s sanctuary.

A staunch Christian, Rachel Ruto, was set to be the chief guest at the fundraiser. However, the invitation card, which was signed by Reverend Simon Mutahi, sparked widespread outrage online.

The cancel culture that emerged ahead of the 2022 elections has now firmly taken root, with Kenyans unabashedly targeting politicians and other influential figures online.

As the country approaches the August 2022 elections, instances of online mob attacks become evident, with personalities being targeted for their stances on trending issues.

These attacks often involve personal insults directed at degrading the individual’s character, family, and political associates, aiming to shame the target publicly.

Now, the campaign, driven by a younger, digitally-savvy generation, flooded social media with messages under the slogan “Salimieni huyo,” which translates to “Greet them.” This phrase has become synonymous with online campaigns targeting individuals seen as hurting the country or the anti-government movement, regardless of their actual involvement or stance.

Reverend Mutahi’s contact details were shared online, leading to a barrage of messages and calls. One particularly poignant message came from Mwabili Mwagodi, a prominent figure in the movement to keep politicians out of church affairs.

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