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CBK Governor Donates Ksh25 Million for Church


The Central Bank of Kenya Governor Patrick Njoroge, his brother Archbishop Anthony Muheria and their parents have pledged to contribute Ksh25 million towards the building of a church in Kitui County.

In a ceremony presided over by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday, June 25, the brothers indicated that they would rally their friends and family to contribute the amount. They, however, did not give a timeline.

The money will help in the building of the Marian Shrine of Our Lady of Protection, Museve. 

President Uhuru Kenyatta at the Marian Shrine of Our Lady of Protection for a fundraising on Friday, June 25.

President Uhuru Kenyatta at the Marian Shrine of Our Lady of Protection for a fundraising on Friday, June 25.

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In an impromptu fundraiser conducted by President Uhuru during his speech, the President asked prominent Kenyans in the audience to join him the task.

“This is the man (referring to the CBK governor) who has been entrusted with all the money in the Country but he has no money,” Uhuru joked as he introduced the governor.

“The family of archbishop Anthony Muheria and CBK Governor Patrick Njoroge, their parents and friends, have pledged Ksh25 million. There is no love that is greater than this,” the president stated.

On his part, the president pledged to contribute Ksh10 million towards the cause. He, however, noted that he did not have the cash at hand.

He promised to pay the money in installments.

“Together with my friends, I pledge Ksh10 million. Kindly do not ask for the whole amount at once, ” he pleaded, leaving the crowd in stitches.

Other leaders including; Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu, Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka, Defence CS Monica Juma, area MPs and MCAs also joined in and contributed for the building of the church.

Governor Dr. Patrick Njoroge in a move motivated by faith, famously turned down the perks that came with his position including a home and cars.

He instead chose to live in a communal accommodation in Nairobi’s Loresho estate with his fellow members of Opus Dei.

Opus Dei which is Latin for ‘Work of God’ is an institution of the Catholic Church made up of lay members and priest who may work in institutions outside the church but follow set religious practices and way of life.

President Uhuru Kenyatta and other leaders at the Marian Shrine of Our Lady of Protection for a fundraising on Friday, June 25.

President Uhuru Kenyatta and other leaders at the Marian Shrine of Our Lady of Protection for a fundraising on Friday, June 25.

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At the same event, the Head of State vowed to send contractors on Monday, June 28, who would begin drilling boreholes after the area bishop highlighted that residents had to endure prolonged periods without water.

The Marian Shrine was developed by the Catholic Diocese of Kitui to serve as a privileged place of prayer, retreat and recollections.

President Uhuru Kenyatta and other leaders at the Marian Shrine of Our Lady of Protection for a fundraising on Friday, June 25.

President Uhuru Kenyatta and other leaders at the Marian Shrine of Our Lady of Protection for a fundraising on Friday, June 25.

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