Besides engaging parties in conflict, the Archbishop said that the Church is also tasked with “mediating a path to the common good, towards peace, harmony and unity even before there is a strife or a standoff.”
"The Church has an important role to try and solve conflicts as the soul of the nation, also facilitate the safe navigation of leadership towards common good,” he said.
He added that the place of the church amid conflict is "merely to continue the role of mediation to obtain the good that Jesus wants for us and every single citizen has a right to that good of happiness."
In playing her mediatory role, credibility is critical, the Archbishop said, and emphasized, "The acceptance to mediatory function depends largely on the credibility of the mediating party."
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Establishing and maintaining relationships will various parties in conflict is also also important, Archbishop Muheria said.
"We must invest in relations with all parties and political players," he said, adding, "That means, we must engage them on a day-to-day basis on normal times and not only when the house is burning."
Mediation also requires particular traits, the Archbishop said, highlighting "humility, prudence and negotiating skills."
"We have been brought into the current ways of doings including the political styles of arrogance and showmanship. Mediation requires humility and discussion," he said.
Mediation, he went on to say, "cannot be for personal glory but for the glory of God. It is not an opportunity for us to shine but an opportunity to let the nation shine, God shine."
He also underscored the need to foster "common grounds that is common good."
"We must seek the uniting elements and objectives that become deeper reasons to compromise in other secondary matters," the Kenyan Archbishop said.
He added, "Among these values are the national anthem we must internalize, the core values enshrined in our constitution, those elements that as Christians we believe in and the foundation of human value and human dignity in which other values are based."