NAIROBI, As Kenyan prepare to vote on Tuesday to choose their president, members of Parliament, county governors and members of county assemblies, President Uhuru Kenyatta has thanked the people for conducting peaceful campaigns and urged them to remain united and peaceful during and the polls.

Speaking when he attended church services Sundat at the Deliverance Church Umoja and at the Jesus Winner Ministry at Roysambu in Nairobi, the president called on Kenyans to maintain the existing peace and to continue living together harmoniously.

I thank Kenyans for largely conducting peaceful campaigns and call for all to remain united after August 8, President Kenyata said. Let us thank God for the peace we have continued to enjoy in our country and vow to maintain it as we also pray for a peaceful election, unity and prosperity for all Kenyans.

The President, who was accompanied by Deputy President William Ruto, asked Kenyans to pray for peace, saying even when they differ politically they should remain friendly to one another.

Do not allow anything to put a wedge between you. You have been good neighbours and I urge you to remain so regardless of your tribe, religion or political affiliation, President Kenyatta said.

President Kenyatta called on Kenyans to remain God-fearing people, dedicated to doing what pleases God.

Deputy President Ruto thanked Kenyans for praying unceasingly for peaceful campaigns. Kenya after the election will be for the first time special. This election will not have losers and winners, democracy will prevail, said the Deputy President.

Meanwhile, Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) conducted a special prayer session while Kenyans held special prayers on Sunday as the country prepared to go to the polls on Tuesday.

The prayers by the IEBC team were attended by its Chief Executive Officer, Ezra Chiloba, Chairman Wafula Chebukati and all the electoral body’s commissioners at the Bomas of Kenya tourist village here. Speaking after the prayers, Chebukati said the commissioners were out to ensure they oversee fair, free and transparent elections.