Azimio – One Kenya gubernatorial hopeful Polycap Igathe has gunned at churches for allegedly orchestrating land-grabbing spree and leading in corruption cases among other institutions.
Speaking on Thursday, 23rd June, during a consultative meeting with Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KPSA) in Nairobi, Igathe accused churches of grabbing school lands, and government public land that portrays pedigree of corruption layout in the house of God.
“There are many people who have grabbed school land, especially churches. Churches are really hurting us as they have become a transmission mechanism for corruption. They have no moral authority anymore,” Igathe said.
He vowed to initiate and implement rules and guidance that will axe corrupt churches and entities that are sitting on government land illegally.
“I want to assure everyone that no church or any entity will sit on government land illegally. I will evict them by powers bestowed to me as county governor” he said.
He added that a score of individuals fashioning as county employees are earning salaries from the county government without executing duties assigned to them by the county government.
“I have never seen a country where people earn a salary for doing nothing than in Kenya. That is why I resigned before; I will never take a salary for doing nothing. I promise you Nairobians, I promise you Kenyans today from my heart, I will not take a salary for doing nothing” he added.
Igathe resigned as deputy governor in January 2018 during former Nairobi governor Mike Sonko’s resignation over mistrust and dishonesty allegations.
He was endorsed by Raila and Uhuru Kenyatta to fly Azimio – One Kenya flag in Nairobi contest.
Igathe will face off formidable candidates of Kenya Kwanza Alliance (KKA) and incumbent Nairobi senator Johnson Sakaja and Independent candidate Agnes Kagure in the August 9 election.