Nairobi, 04 August, 2022 / 8:55 pm (ACI Africa).
Kenyan voters have been urged to return to their respective homes after casting their vote on August 9.
In a video recording published Tuesday, August 2, Archbishop Anthony Muheria of Kenya’s Nyeri Archdiocese cautions Kenyans against contributing to “agitation and anxiety” and instead wait for the results from home.
“On that day, go cast your vote and then go home. Do not remain around the polling station; do not be a source of agitation and anxiety. Go home and wait for the results; go home and pray for the results,” Archbishop Muheria says in the video that was recorded on the sidelines of the 20th Plenary Assembly of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, that concluded with Holy Mass on July 17.
The Local Ordinary of Nyeri Archdiocese adds, “To our young people, we want to urge you, on the day of the election, do not be used to cause any violence, any incitement.”
Recalling past instances when Kenyan politicians have used the youth “in a way that is not proper”, addresses himself to young people, saying, “Go out and refuse, reject, any source of bribery and manipulation to violence.”