Outspoken Mt Kenya Bishop, Godfrey Migwi asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to stop forcing Opposition leader Raila Odinga on the region.

The pastor, who never shies away from speaking his mind, noted that although Mt Kenya was supportive of the handshake , they do not take kindly to being addressed in a rude manner.

"...what I know Mt Kenyans will never swallow anything by force they might disappoint you later," pastor Migwi stated.

He reminded the President that he was elected together with Deputy President William Ruto and not alone and he urged Uhuru to mend fences with DP Ruto.

Bishop Godfrey Migwi
Bishop Godfrey Migwi

Be respectful

"Ruto deserves total respect as the second in command, Kenyans gave him this work, we must respect that seat and the one who is sitting for us to move forward as a country," Migwi said.

The bishop also asked the President to tone it down a notch when addressing leaders even when he is angry after his Sunday warning to Mt Kenya MPs.

"Every leader deserves to be respected no matter who they are, time and Wanjiku will judge everyone even you will be judged, so when you’re addressing our Mt Kenya leaders don’t be too angry, harsh or rude towards them it will destroy your legacy," the pastor stated.

"Mr President manage your anger you’re a role model to many young people in this country any word you utter means a lot to this generation as a king," he added.

President Uhuru Kenyatta with Opposition leader Raila Odinga
President Uhuru Kenyatta with Opposition leader Raila Odinga

This message came after President Kenyatta called defiant Mt Kenya leaders mikora “crooks” saying they had failed to support him in his unity mission, which aims to leave “a stable and unified country and to end tribal ethnicity”.

During the speech which was marred with name-calling and threats, President Kenyatta said he had no interest in retaining power, and that his only mission now is ending tribal politics.