Aboard the papal plane, 01 August, 2022 / 6:39 pm (ACI Africa).
Catholic Bishops in Kenya have urged political candidates in the East African to prepare their respective supporters to accept the outcome of the poll scheduled for August 9.
In their Sunday, July 31 message read out by Archbishop Anthony Muheria of Nyeri Archdiocese, members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) caution the electorate against “feeling helpless or losing interest in voting for many reasons”.
“Dear Kenyans, the election contest cannot be a do or die. We know all the candidates cannot emerge winners. For every elective seat, there will be only one winner,” Catholic Bishops in Kenya said.
They added, “We urge modesty and respect for those who emerge winners. Please do so with some humility. Those who lose should equally concede graciously without causing chaos. Unmeasured celebrations or mayhem do not advance the democratic space we are enjoying.”
“We have learned from the past, how those who emerge victorious quickly develop a condescending attitude towards unsuccessful candidates. As our Kenyan athletes have taught us, any worthy winner will first congratulate a worthy unsuccessful competitor,” KCCB members said.