Kisumu, 03 August, 2022 / 9:50 pm (ACI Africa).
Attention is shifting to Kenya as the East African nation heads to the general elections slated for August 9, the representative of the Holy Father in Kenya has said, and called on Kenyans to show the world that they are a peace-loving country.
In his speech at the imposition of the Pallium on Archbishop Maurice Muhatia Makumba of Kenya’s Kisumu Archdiocese, Archbishop Hubertus van Megen said that the electioneering period in Kenya is an opportunity for Kenyans to show the world who they really are.
“The eyes of the world are slowly turning to Kenya these days and everybody is asking what it is that is going to happen in the next few days. They are asking how it is going to work next week on the 9th of August. Let us show them what Kenyans really are,” Archbishop van Megen said.
He said that the electioneering period in Kenya is a time for Kenyans to show the rest of the world that they are people of peace and justice, “people that will not be provoked; people who can keep their calm.”
The Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya who also represents the Holy Father in South Sudan said that it is a time for Kenyans to demonstrate that they are people who can respect the democratic system and will receive their democratically elected leader, whatever tribe, whatever region he may be from.