Nairobi, 18 July, 2023 / 9:36 pm (ACI Africa).
Archbishop Anthony Muheria of Kenya’s Catholic Archdiocese of Nyeri is calling on political leaders in Kenya to be humane amid political tensions characterized by opposition-led protests that have resulted in multiple deaths, and destruction of property.
In a Sunday, July 16 interview with the Kenyan national broadcaster, Citizen Television, Archbishop Muheria said politicians from the government and the opposition need to stop giving ultimatums and be “a little calmer in addressing the issues”.
“We need to recover humanity. Leadership needs to be humane, needs to be empathetic, needs to be compassionate,” he said.
The Kenyan Catholic Archbishop lamented the political leadership in Kenya, saying, “Currently the leader is rough, the leader is insulting, the leader is arrogant, the leader is imposing.”
He appealed, “We need to call the country to tranquility, to sense, to a voice of reason, to a soul feel because we are now going very visceral and very nasty exchanges and it's getting out of hand.”