Clergy: Visit a chance for change


A section of religious leaders and politicians from Nyanza say Pope Francis’s visit offers the country a chance to soul search and chart a new path into the future.

Nyanza Council of Church Leaders chairman Washington Ogonyo Ngede wants President Uhuru Kenyatta to use the visit to bring all leaders together to reconcile the country.

“This is an opportunity for the leaders to come together and decide how to move forward in the war against corruption and mismanagement of public resources,” said Bishop Ngede.

“Tribalism is becoming a threat to this great country. Let us use the opportunity to relook at ourselves as one people and work towards a stable country,” he added.

Mr Opiyo Wandayi, the ODM secretary for political affairs, asked the Jubilee administration to use the occasion to reflect and soul-search on the direction the country should take.

“They (Jubilee) need to stop taking hard positions so the country can get divine healing. We need divine intervention more than before,” said Mr Wandayi.

Bishop Mwai Abiero of the Anglican Church, asked Kenyans to spend some time seeking the righteousness of God. “This way, we’ll be able to deal with the many challenges facing us,” he added.