Nairobi, 17 March, 2022 / 10:20 am (ACI Africa).
Representatives of religious leaders in Kenya have said that plans are underway for them to spearhead civic education targeting their respective members as the East African nation prepares for general elections in August.
Kenyan voters will be expected to vote for their President, Governors, Senators, Women representatives, Members of Parliament, and Members of County Assemblies at the poll scheduled for August 9.
“We shall commence interaction with Kenyans in our places of prayer and worship to strengthen interaction with stakeholders so that we educate our voters as we gear towards the next election,” the Secretary of the Dialogue Reference Group (DRG), an entity that includes representatives of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB), told journalists Tuesday, March 15.
Canon Chris Kinyanjui said religious leaders will seek to strengthen “community resilience and adaptation mechanisms to ensure safety and welfare for all Kenyans throughout the pre, during and post-election period.”
In conducting voter education, Canon Kinyanjui said religious leaders will partner with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) and other stakeholders.