NCCK calls on President Ruto to ‘give forward looking leadership’ and ‘reach out to the opposition as matter of essence’

The National Council of Churches has urged president Ruto to take leadership and reaching to the opposition for dialogue.

This comes as Azimio leader Raila Odinga announced mass action on 20th March to protest against the rising cost of living.

NCCK Clergy commended president Ruto for the leadership he has provided since assuming office and urged him to focus on solving problems Kenyans are going through.

“The nation is depending on you to give forward looking rather reverse heading leadership,” their statement read.

“Just as you accepted to spearhead the issue based campaign before election, we now urge you spearhead solution oriented politics and administration.”

They called the presidents attention to what they described as ethnic and class oriented divisions in Kenya.

“As a symbol of national unity, we ask you to focus the nation’s attention to oneness, equity and equality of all Kenyans,” they said.

“It is of essence that you take leadership in reaching out to the opposition to promote dialogue for the betterment of our nation. The challenges facing our nation require national conversation and not adversarial politics.”

The clergy urged the opposition to reconsider the proposed mass action program and instead embrace dialogue and other peaceful approaches that don’t threaten the lives and livelihoods of Kenyans.

They termed narratives being driven by political actors as weakening the basic commitment to the constitution and laws of Kenya which is the fabric that binds us together as a nation.

“The situation cannot hold for long. There’s need for immediate action to rescue the country from further deterioration.”


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