Nairobi, 06 September, 2022 / 10:05 pm (ACI Africa).
Religious leaders in Kenya have urged citizens of the East African country to shift their attention from the general elections to holding elected leaders to account as the electioneering period has ended.
On Monday, September 5, Kenya’s Supreme Court upheld the victory of Deputy President, Dr. William Ruto, who was declared winner of the country’s closely contested August 9 presidential election, marking the conclusion of the 2022 general elections, with the swearing in of the President-elect slated for September 13.
In their Tuesday, September 6 statement shared with ACI Africa, the religious leaders representing Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB), National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK), Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims (SUPKEM), Evangelical Alliance of Kenya (EAK) urge political actors to seek the implementation of the Kenyan Constitution and realize the country’s “policies and strategic plans”.
“Having elected those who will be our leaders for the next five years, let us now focus our energies on holding them to account so that they deliver justice and faithful implementation of the Constitution and Laws of Kenya as well as policies and strategic plans,” faith leaders in Kenya say.
They add, “Let us join hands to continually pray for our nation and for the leaders at all levels, just as we are called upon in the holy scriptures.”