Nairobi, 22 February, 2022 / 11:45 pm (ACI Africa).
Three Catholic Archbishops in Kenya have, in separate interviews with ACI Africa, called on the people of God in the East African nation to work toward peaceful, just and honest general elections scheduled to take place on August 9.
In the interviews on the sidelines the sidelines of the Episcopal Ordination of the Bishop of Kenya’s Bungoma Diocese February 19, the three Catholic Archbishops urged Kenyans to shun violence and encouraged Church leaders to recognize their “very important role” in the election process and foster peace.
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In the past elections, Kenyans “have fought, messed up lives, messed up property; let us not do it again; let us go to elect honestly and justly,” Archbishop Martin Kivuva said.
“Over many years now, any time we have elections there is always a commotion; people tend to get tribal and sectional," the Local Ordinary of Kenya’s Mombasa Archdiocese who doubles as the Chairman of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) further said.