Nairobi, 05 August, 2022 / 9:00 pm (ACI Africa).
Representatives of religious leaders in Kenya have called upon political parties in the East African nation to put in place “internal dispute resolution mechanisms” ahead of the general elections scheduled for August 9.
In a statement following a two-day conference that the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) and National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) convened, the faith leaders underlined the need for political actors to make every effort to shun election-related violence.
“We recommend that coalitions and parties activate their internal dispute resolution mechanisms so that disagreements don't escalate into violence,” the leaders say in their July 29 statement shared with ACI Africa.
In their statement following the conference that had more than 250 representatives of religious leaders in Kenya in attendance, the faith leaders urge aggrieved political candidates to file their grievances in a court of law.
“Regardless of the results announced, do not engage in violence and instead encourage all who are dissatisfied to file petitions in court,” they say.