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Do not convert the pulpit into a political arena, warns NCCK

The National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) has cautioned the church leadership to desist from converting their pulpits into political arenas. 

Instead, the body has encouraged the clergy to preach peace on stage during this election period.

Through their Migori County Chairperson, Rev Joshua Abulo, the religious body has warned the men of God to practice politics with caution.

We have a country to protect regardless of who wins. The most important thing is peace for this country

Joshua Abulo

“For clergies who chose to seek political seats, it is their constitutional right but let them not mix church with politics,” he stated.

However, he maintained that as clergies, they will continue to pray for peace and prosperity.

Abulo added that bringing election stakeholders together will lay a conducive environment for elections. 

The clergy outlined that free, fair and verifiable elections will guarantee peace after polls.

“We have a country to protect regardless of who wins. The most important thing is peace for this country”, said Abulo.

The reverent was speaking after a consultative forum with election stakeholders in the county.

This was to gauge the IEBC preparedness ahead of august polls in Migori County.

Election preparedness

Migori County IEBC Coordinator Ben Moseti noted the importance of bringing together stakeholders to discuss matters of elections in the county.

The official added that they adequately prepared and are ready for the August elections.

He also affirmed that no cases of electoral offenses has been reported in the county.

Moseti further urged the aspirants to uphold the electoral code of conduct.

Similarly, Migori Deputy County Commissioner Benson Karani assured collaboration with stakeholders in maintaining peace.

Karani underlined that the IEBC has assured the stakeholders that they were ready for the elections. 

The administrator however, challenged candidates to caution their followers not to carry weapons in their political campaigns.

He warned that such offences will attract heavy penalties.

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