Church Calls for peaceful polls

Christian leaders in Mombasa on Saturday called on voters to come out in large numbers and vote peacefully during the August 8 general election.

Led by Mombasa Catholic Diocese Bishop Martin Kivuva, the church leaders under the banner ‘Mombasa Church Forum’ said it was vital for the people to vote in a peaceful environment.

We also want the electorate to vote in an environment devoid of intimidation or coercion from any quarters, said Kivuva during a press conference at the Holy Ghost Cathedral Church in Mombasa.

He said the church has a vital role to play in bringing peace and preaching harmony in the country especially during electioneering periods, adding that the church will lead in praying for peace before, during and after the forthcoming elections.

Kivuva said prayers are powerful Christian weapons that can be used to intercede for elections. As the country moves closer to the August 8 date, our call to the electoral agency is to ensure peaceful and credible elections he said.

Kivuva called on the electorate to be responsible by voting for leaders of integrity and who are committed to human dignity.

Bishop Wilfred Lai of Jesus Celebration Centre (JCC) urged the voters to reject politicians fueling tensions and ethnic divisions in the country. He said the church will continue to speak out without fear about the evils bedeviling the society.

Source: Kenya News Agency