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National Council of Churches of Kenya General Secretary Reverend Chris Kinyanjui says the church will engage all the presidential candidates and the electoral body in an effort to have fair and peaceful elections come August 2022.
Speaking during the youth participation forum early this week, Rev Kinyanjui said the electoral process cannot be left to the political class alone.
“We want to mobilize our clergy through the pulpit to make sure that they pass messages of peace to the people that they congregate with in the funerals and all other barazas that they go to. So that they will be the peacemakers among the aspirants, the youth and the community leaders,” said Kinyanjui.
Canon Kinyanjui added that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) must be best prepared to avoid any contested results in the coming general election.
“We want IEBC to work with Justice and Legal Affairs Committee in parliament to make sure that they repair any problem that they may have, because IEBC also play and important role in assuring the confidence and credibility of the results,” he added.
Speaking at the same forum , Church of God East Africa Archbishop, James Obunde, asked the elderly to set the pace and educate the youth on the importance of voting, as well as mentoring the youth to succeed them in their political seats.
According to Obunde, political institutions should integrate the youth in leadership and decision making structures.
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