IEBC holds Joint Prayer with Church Leaders

This morning the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) held a joint prayer with National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) and the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) at Bomas. The prayer was dedicating the electoral process and the country to the hands of our Lord God.

“We urge the commission to intensify public communication. To enhance the knowledge and capacity of the people. So that they will participate effectively on the day of polling. In this regard we recommend simplified information,” Rev John Oballa speaking on behalf of the church.

IEBC chairperson Wafula Chebukati, emphasised that the commission is prepared to offer a free, fair and credible elections. This belief is backed up by the measures the commission has put in place.

We are as transparent as we can be and today if you look at the daily newspapers we have published 2 pages of the frequently asked questions; to know more of about the electoral process. We encourage Kenyans and your congregations to read what we have published and also engage us through the call centre. Which is working 24 hours with three shifts of any questions or concerns they may have with regards to the electoral process.” IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati.

The chairperson also called upon the church to help the candidates who may lose or be unhappy with the outcome of the polls.

The role of the church is to encourage them. To use the mechanism available, dispute resolution through petitions. As opposed to inciting the citizenry to violence or other forms of protests. Because we have the legal framework and those who may be dissatisfied let them use that avenue,” he went on to state.

The commission thanked the nation for their prayers and also urged the nation to continue to pray for the commission and staff. To remain strong and that the decision they make will be full of wisdom and acceptable to all.


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