A catholic church in Kisii county, has refunded Dagoretti North MP Simba Arati, his sh.100,000 donation.
This measure was considered a warning to other politicians, with the habit of politicking at the pulpit.
Arati was also faulted for storming out of the service, which was attended by among others, the Pope’s representative to Kenya, Hubertus Matheus Maria van Megan.
In his defense, Arati was displeased with the Church, for denying him an opportunity to address the congregation though his fellow lawmakers had been given a chance.
The two lawmakers who were allowed to speak to the congregation were Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetang’ula and Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa.
Speaking on the matter, Arati claimed the money was not refunded in full and referred to the incident as un fortunate.
“I gave out money to several leaders in the church. Why then are they claiming to have returned part of the money? Why are they not returning the rest, which amounts to more than Sh300,000,” Arati said.
Meanwhile, Simba Arati also claimed a commotion occurred in the church forcing him to leave.
“Yes, a problem occurred and there was shouting in the church between supporters of various politicians when I got in. I do not understand why the shouting occurred yet I had been invited to the church by the priests. That is my home constituency,” he said.
Adding that, “When the noise persisted, I was requested by one of the priests to step out to allow for normalcy to return. But a section of the faithful followed me out and demanded that I address them. But I declined.”