Clergy in Baringo call on politicians to campaign peacefully

Members of the clergy from Baringo County have called on politicians winding up their vote hunting to campaign peacefully and shun utterances that may polarize the country or promoting divisions and animosity.

Speaking at Kabarnet Full Gospel Churches of Kenya (FGCK), the church leaders condemned the recent attacks on Deputy President William Ruto’s home in Sugoi and the brutal murder of Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) ICT Manager, Chris Msando, saying that it was unfortunate the happenings were taking place just a week to the General Elections.

Bishop Daniel Chemon of Full Gospel Church Kabarnet town said the killings of innocent people was unacceptable before God and the law.

Kenya is known to be a God fearing nation and we are not happy when unpleasant occurrences takes place in our country, Chemon said.

Bishop John Chebet of Kabartonjo FGCK called for speedy investigations to what transpired in Sugoi and in Nairobi so that the perpetrators are brought to book and avoid similar incidents occurring in future.

Bishop Chebet said the Church would continue engaging in prayers for peace and stability to prevail in the country before, during and after the elections, stating that even after the polls life will continue and nobody should be allowed to disrupt that peace.

The church officials urged Christians to go to their knees and pray God to help Kenyans live in harmony regardless of the elections outcome.

They maintained that what the country experienced in 2007/2008, where over 1, 000 innocent people lost their lives and properties destroyed should not be allowed to recur.

Source: Kenya News Agency