Kirinyaga deputy governor Peter Ndambiri is among politicians who have been feted by an international university for exemplifying humanity in their fields of operations.
Breakthrough International Bible University, a Christian Founded and an American-based university also awarded MPs Simon King’ara (Ruiru) and Peter Kimari (Mathioya) alongside a list of other political and religious leaders for consistently supporting vulnerable persons in their jurisdictions.
Speaking after the award ceremony at a hotel in Ruiru, Ndambiri called on the government to halt implementation of the stringent laws tailored to tame rogue preachers and churches.
The draft legislation by Kangema Member of Parliament Muturi Kigano seeks to streamline church regulations, enhance accountability and promote professionalism in evangelism.
According to the draft legislation, the current church registration process is being abused by unscrupulous people who call themselves men of God and have been opening churches with the sole purpose of making quick money and enriching themselves.
But Ndambiri said that the alliance of Bible colleges should be allowed to exercise self-regulatory systems which will only allow the government to deal with churches in general through the umbrella body.
The umbrella body, he said, will successfully weed out unscrupulous people camouflaging to be members of the clergy and who have been conning Kenyans in the name of miracles.
Through his King’ara Foundation, the Ruiru MP who was awarded with an honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters for his service to the community called on humanitarians to continue transforming lives by extending their philanthropic works in all areas.
King’ara said that the foundation has been impacting the lives of vulnerable people in the society especially the physically challenged, jobless youths whom he has helped start income generating activities and rehabilitation of criminals and users of harmful substances to become nation-builders.
Kimari on his side said he has been in the forefront in empowering residents of Mathioya and Nairobi for self-actualization vowing to continue with the charity endeavours in bid to make the world a better place to live in.
While revealing that over 200 academic and honorary degrees were awarded, Sammy Thiong’o, a professor with the university said that the honored leaders have exhibited humanity for a period not below ten years and which informed the awards.