Nairobi, 05 August, 2022 / 9:48 pm (ACI Africa).
A section of Religious leaders in Kenya have called for calm and for citizens of the East African nation to tame their emotions as the country edges close to the general elections slated for Tuesday, August 9.
In a Friday, August 5 Citizen TV show, Archbishop Anthony Muheria of the Catholic Archdiocese of Nyeri and Sheikh Ibrahim Lethome Asmani, a Kenyan Muslim Religious Scholar, called on Kenyans to pray to get good leaders and to maintain peace during the electioneering period.
Archbishop Muheria, in particular, acknowledged that it is “human” for emotions to rise “as any type of competition gets closer”, and advised the people of God in the country to not allow their feelings to get the better of them.
“As religious leaders, we congratulate Kenyans because we have demonstrated maturity in listening to our politicians without accepting to be incited against each other. So far, we are doing well,” the Kenyan Catholic Archbishop said.
He added, “As we edge closer to the finish line, however, we realize we are getting to the moment where emotions rise, where political utterances are thrown here and there and others start fearing for their lives. All this is human. However, we need to realize that as Kenyans, we are known for our deep fear of God.”