Faith leaders urge Kenyans to manage their emotions with caution ahead of elections

He noted that it has always been the culture of Kenyans to put God at the center of everything, and added: “It is important that as we approach the elections on August 9, we must get down on our knees, look up to heaven and ask God to bless our election period.

The Local Ordinary of the Archdiocese of Nyeri, who is also Chairman of the Social Communications Commission of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) urged Kenyans to spend the remaining days before the general elections praying for good leaders at all levels of government.

“We must ask God for wisdom, ask him to guide us in electing a leader who will work with us in building our nation. We should pray for good leaders from the seat of deputy to the presidency,” he said.

He added: “Let’s not forget that in this electoral equation there is an important factor and that is God. Let us turn to God and pray for peace. Let us ask for the strength not to give in to evil incitements that can fuel fear among our brothers.

The 59-year-old Opus Dei member, who began his episcopal ministry in January 2004 as Bishop of Embu Diocese in Kenya, regretted that some religious leaders had been compromised during political campaigns due to their weaknesses, their greed and their desire for power. and material gain, sometimes from politicians.

He called on Kenyans to choose leaders who show humility and respect in religious gatherings, noting that some politicians use prayer to glorify themselves during political campaigns.

Likewise, prayers were conducted to glorify politicians instead of praying for the greater good of the nation, Bishop Muheria said.

“When we pray, we are not forcing the hand of God in our lives. We ask for his mercy and blessings. We must respect the Holiness of God…Our prayers must be said with great humility,” he said, and added, “Church leaders are not supposed to pray in a way that glorifies a To be human.

The Kenyan Archbishop continued, “Our political leaders are also expected to pray with great humility. I believe that is one of the qualities we will look for in the leaders we elect in this election.

For his part, Sheikh Asmani expressed his gratitude to the Kenyan media, noting that the press had acknowledged the role of religious leaders as stakeholders in the country’s elections.

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