Why Prime CS Mudavadi Didn't Raise the Bible
Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi left Kenyans scratching their heads after not holding up the Bible while taking the oath of office during the swearing-in ceremony of Cabinet members at State House on Thursday.
As it is customary in taking oaths, though optional to denomination, one is needed to lift up the Bible or the Quran as a sign of pledging allegiance to the constitution and serving with diligence.
Mudavadi however did not follow suit, bringing questions to the fore on why he averted the traditional "lift of the Holy book".
Mudavadi is of the Quaker denomination, which believes that each individual can experience God without needing a priest or the Bible.
The chief CS has in the past self-confessed to be part of the Quaker faith, which he has professed to use as a guide in administering his role in government.
"Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Togetherness & Equality are strong Quaker values that I believe can hold us together individually & collectively as a Nation," he once tweeted.
He echoed the same at a fundraising event in 2016; “We need a religious nation. And for us to get this religious nation, we need a religious president. As you know, Quakers are very religious.”
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