Governor Alfred Mutua Monday held a prayer service at the Machakos Whitehouse which was attended by members of the clergy from across Machakos county.
The Governor promised to work hand in hand with the clergy revealing that he will be hosting them every 3 months to have a prayer ceremony and discuss how to move ahead together.
Mutua promised to appoint county officials from among members of the clergy, have welfare funding for the religious societies, special SACCO for the clergy, and consideration of their children in bursaries.
Mutua speaking at the function called on president Uhuru Kenyatta to plan for a forum of all leaders to discuss how to run campaigns, saying that in Kenya elections are changing to violence going by what was recently witnessed in the by-elections.
The Governor further asked the clergy to back Maendeleo Chap Chap candidate Mutua Katuku in the forthcoming senatorial By-election adding that he has qualifications that make him the right candidate.
“Kabaka was learned and he knew the law like Mutula Kilonzo junior, but he left us, and may his soul rest in peace. After his death, I chose Mutua Katuku to work together with me in unity for the benefit of Mwananchi.” The Governor said.
Mutua Katuku at the meeting asked preachers to educate locals on the importance of peaceful elections, saying that peaceful campaigns without insults will take the nation to another level.
Members of the clergy revealed that they were happy for the invitation to have a prayer ceremony with the governor at White House, adding that they will work with the county leaders in all depth to see the county a success.
The clergy requested the governor to provide stickers for their cars for them to have permission to park free at any place. The meeting came 2 days after religious leaders endorsed Wiper candidate Agnes Kavindu in Machakos church.
In attendance was Deputy Governor Eng. Francis Maliti, Dr.Susan Musyoka among other leaders.