The National Council of Churches in Kenya has called upon calm in the political arena as the country prepares for the 2022 general elections.
Addressing journalists at the Free Pentecostal Fellowship Church in Nyamira Town the clergymen led by Reverend Leornard Mwasi and Reverend Eliud Nyakundi, called upon leaders to preach peace and harmony.
He called the leaders to be at the forefront in fighting tribalism since the country is going to a critical time.
He also said the church will not allow politicians to use the pulpit in their quest for power.
“As the church, we will not allow politicians to use the church as a vessel for hunting for votes. All we need is peace and the peace should be preached by the same politicians,” said Reverend Eliud Nyakundi.
On health, the clergy called upon the government to release the drugs that are currently being held at the port of Mombasa and further called for KEMSA to release drugs to the counties to help the suffering Kenyans from lack of enough drugs.
The church on BBI said the people of Kenya should be given enough time to read and understand BBI so that they can be able to make their own decisions that are sober.
“We cannot be given something to sign and we cannot establish what is contained in the document. Let Kenyans be given time to read and understand BBI before they can agree or disagree on the same,” the leaders said.
On the demolitions in the county, the church has condemned the ongoing demolitions in the county saying those who have been evicted from the lands were not given adequate time to prepare and called upon the government to halt the exercise and give them adequate time to prepare and move out of the pieces of land.
By Darlington Mose