Nairobi, 05 July, 2022 / 8:50 pm (ACI Africa).
Members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) have urged officials of Kenyan judiciary to “prepare themselves” to handle poll-related disputes ahead of the August 9 general elections.
“The courts should prepare themselves to discharge their mandate in a manner that brings honor to the disputing parties, to the country but especially in a way that the ordinary voters will see their voting exercise respected,” KCCB members say in their message read out by Bishop Joseph Obanyi Sagwe of the Catholic Diocese of Kakamega.
Catholic Bishops in Kenya further say, “A fair and transparent ruling builds the confidence of Kenyans in their own institutions.”
To achieve such fairness and transparency, KCCB members ask Kenyan judiciary officials “to set a time limit upon which all electoral cases should be resolved to avoid delayed justice for candidates and their supporters, maybe a 100 days to conclude petitions.”