With barley 85 days to the August 9 elections and the unveiling of running mates now a complete task, The Executive Council of the National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) is engaging the religious leaders to be at the forefront to advocate for a peaceful election process.
The NCCK has shared a pastoral letter urging Kenyans to root for and maintain peace before the general elections.
“It is the responsibility of every Kenyan voter to participate in a peaceful electoral process. Participation in an election is a civic right, religious duty, and a social responsibility.” Canon Rev. Chris Kinyanjui who is the Secretary General of NCCK said.
Rev.Kinyanjui called on the political leaders to respect the freedom of every Kenyan to enjoy their constitutional rights without call to any kind of violence and to accept the results as will be announced by the IEBC as provided for in the constitution.
“It is our duty as Kenyans to do our best to ensure the elections are peaceful, fair and credible.” Canon Rev. Chris kinyanjui
He furthered encouraged registered voters to visit the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) or use the electoral channels the Commission has provided to verify their registration details and prepare to vote in the elections.
The umbrella organization of Churches in Kenya also want all aspirants to sign a peace charter to commit to peace.