Election not matter of life and death, keep peace – Bishop Kimengich

Rt. Rev. Dominic Kimengich the current Bishop of Eldoret Diocese has called on political aspirants to ensure they prioritise peace and unity during the August 9 polls.

Bishop Kimengich was speaking in Burnt Forest during a prayer service where he said it was regrettable that some counties including Uasin Gishu had been listed as hotspot regions ahead of the polls.

“We are praying that the IEBC will be able to conduct this election in a manner which it will be fair, free, and credible and that people will not complain afterward.”

The 61-year-old clergy said elections should not be treated as a matter of life and death but as a normal procedure to get new leaders.

“We urge our politicians to accept the results of the general elections so that we don’t go into a stalemate where there would be conflict.” He said.

Burnt Forest is a place that has in the past experienced violence related to elections and many people have lost their lives and properties.

Bishop Kimengich who was a Bishop of Lodwar and Titular Bishop of Tanaramusa before moving to the Diocese of Eldoret has teamed up with leaders and other institutions to preach peace.


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