Nairobi, 09 July, 2022 / 7:30 pm (ACI Africa).
Representatives of religious leaders in Kenya have called on the country’s President “to balance” his support of the choice of candidates vying for political seats in the general elections scheduled to take place August 9.
In a statement published Tuesday, July 5, representatives of religious leaders in Kenya under the auspices of the Dialogue Reference Group (DRG) urge Kenyans to “live peacefully and cohesively with one another” in adherence to the rule of law.
“We continue to urge the President, as the symbol of national unity, to balance his right to support candidates of his choice with the duty to assure all Kenyans that the state will not unduly influence the electoral process,” the religious leaders say.
President Uhuru Kenyatta publicly endorsed opposition leader, Raila Odinga, for presidency earlier this year.
In their statement, DRG officials also call upon State Officers “to desist from engagement in political activities as is required of them in Article 75 of the Constitution.”