ChristianPost — As the Republic of Kenya prepares to choose its fourth president next year, supporters of a rising candidate claim he could become the first “born-again Christian” elected to the presidency in the African country’s 50 years of independence.
“Prof (James Ole) Kiyiapi is concerned about two main things – National Unity and Economic Empowerment. He strongly believes that if these two issues were addressed properly, Kenya would be able to move to the next level of development,” said Mugure Mugo in an email to The Christian Post.
Mugo is head of the “Friends of Ole Kiyiapi” group petitioning for the candidate. She shared with CP Kiyiapi’s resume which reveals that he holds an environmental degree and served as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources in Kenya before launching his bid for the presidency.
The CIA World Factbook states that Kenya’s population of 43 million is predominantly Christian – 45 percent are Protestant, while Roman Catholics make up 33 percent, Muslims 10 percent, and 10 percent subscribing to indigenous beliefs.
Mugo confirmed with CP that most Kenyans are Christians, and said that religious freedom is strong there. She noted, however, that although 50 percent of all of Africa professes the Christian faith, there are very few Christian leaders on the continent – and she claimed that Kenya has been without a born-again Christian leader for 50 years.Continue Reading on global.christianpost.com