Kisumu, 10 April, 2022 / 8:45 pm (ACI Africa).
The Archbishop of Kisumu Archdiocese in Kenya has urged the young people in the East African country to shun inciting statements and to do everything within their power to ensure peaceful elections scheduled for August 9 are realized.
In his Friday, April 8 Lenten Campaign message on youth and peaceful elections, Archbishop Maurice Muhatia Makumba says that one way “younger people” can contribute to peaceful elections is through their actions and what they say.
“I invite the younger people, I call on all of you to do everything in your power so that we may have peaceful elections by your actions and by what you say,” Archbishop Muhatia appeals.
The Kenyan Catholic Archbishop who was installed last month as the Archbishop of Kisumu cautions youth in Kenya against being used by the politicians to cause violence. He says that in any event they accept to cause violence, they will be destroying themselves.
“Refuse incitement, refuse elements that are going to lead us into a situation that makes us destroy properties and destroy life,” Archbishop Muhatia says.