ODM leader Raila Odinga’s wife Ida Odinga has issued an apology following her remarks on the regulation of churches.
In a statement, Ida told Kenyans that she is apologetic for her statements that have caused discomfort among some sections of Kenyans.
“I wish to this morning withdraw the statement I made to NCCK to regulate the churches under them in order to promote consistency and relevance in messaging for promotion of evangelism in Kenya
“It has come to my realization that my comments haven’t sat well with some members of the church. I sincerely apologise for the discomfort caused as I meant no harm to any person,” she said in a statement.
She added that her remarks aimed at bettering services offered by churches across the country saying she had no ill motive.
According to her, the remarks she made has been misinterpreted by a section of people who are now pushing a narrative that is a far cry from what she meant.
“I also wish to state that my position on the training of preachers was also blown out of context by the media reports circulating online
“As a committed believer in Jesus Christ, I understand that preaching is a calling and anyone can be touched to administer the word of God
“This is a fact I have appreciated for a long time and I have sat and listened to many preachers eloquently and diligently deliver life-changing sermons,” Ida said.
The ODM leader’s wife sparked reactions on social media with her remarks which rubbed a section of Kenyans the wrong way.
Others used the remarks to score political points considering the country is headed to an election on August 9.