Religious leaders launch talks with political actors
Religious leaders have started reaching out to political actors in the just-concluded general elections in a bid to promote peace, justice and cohesion.
The clergy revealed that they had already contacted President-elect William Ruto, adding that plans were underway to meet President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga.
Religious leaders pointed to the disputes seen at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) when announcing the 2022 presidential results.
“As religious leaders, we are concerned about the apparent disunity among commissioners. In this regard, we have reached out to the commissioners to pray and listen to them with a view to finding an amicable solution,” the clergy said.
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Leaders condemned the murder of Embakasi East IEBC official, Daniel Musyoka, whose body was discovered in Amboseli, Kajiado County.
The clergy praised Kenyans and security agencies for maintaining peace throughout the election period.