Kenyans have taken a swipe at the retired chief of staff general Samson Mwathethe after photos of his expensive church went viral.
Credible sources revealed to Sonko News that general Mwathethe used several millions to establish what they referred to as a modern prayer facility. A keen observation at the church also shows that the retired chief of staff may have spent a fortune in a bid to complete the structure.
However, this gesture from Mr. Mwathethe seemed to have annoyed many netizens with others wondering why he chose to build a church as opposed to other facilities such as schools, factories, colleges, amongst others.
“Instead of building a school or a college for the people of Kilifi, retired General Mwathathe decided an ACK church building is the best gift for his community after 42 years in the military. Not sure whether all the people of Kilifi worship in the Anglican Church or how this benefits the community.” Opined one Thiong’o Wa Gichuhi.
Other Kenyans also argued that general Samson Mwathethe is better placed with regards to understanding the problems bedeviling his people and that church shortages may just be one of those major challenges in the region.
For instance one Mr. Gordon Opiyo said: “Mwathethe knows what ails his people…it is not lack of education, it is not lack of factories…. it is spiritual darkness….It is Juju and Witchcraft…He has seen several top names in Kilifi , fully educated get affected…..he has seen big commercial ideas killed due to Juju…So, in the Best way he can…he is helping his people.”
“So, let Samson Mwathethe be…He knows his backyard better than you…and understands why a Church is more important than a factory.” Added Mr. Opiyo.