March 22, 2023

Kenyan Governor Orders Staff To Give 10% Of Pay To Church

A Kenyan governor has ordered newly appointed county executives to regularly give 10% of their income to the church, a local newspaper reports.

Nandi Governor Stephen Sang said the directive was needed because local churches require support from leaders and the county government.

Chief officers serving in my final term must act differently and work smart by paying back to society,” he is quoted as saying by the Daily Nation website.

The governor made the remarks during the swearing-in of the officials in an event attended by church leaders.

It’s unclear how the governor plans to enforce the order, but he said he will be making follow-ups with the clerics on the records and names of those who don’t tithe.

The practice of giving part of your income to the church, known as tithing, is a longstanding part of Christianity but there are conflicting views on whether it should be obligatory.

Governors in Kenya and their executive staff wield enormous control on public funds meant for schools, roads and hospitals.

Source: BBC

Prev Post

Earthquake In Pakistan And Afghanistan Kills At Least 12 People

Next Post

Otumfuo Commissions Police Station At KNUST