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The Clergy Come Clean On Their Preferred Presidential Candidate

The clergy in Kenya has always been given its space to speak on various national issues including peace relations, political stands and general advice. With the general elections fast approaching, vocal religious leaders have advised their flocks differently on who to vote for come August 9th for the Presidential candidate seat. The Akorino general secretary, for example, remains vague in his statement as, he says, "We want leaders who will have people's interests at heart. Not leaders who will take our country backwards. We are still preaching liberation and we will still fight to set our country free from the yoke of corruption."

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The Supkom chairman, a Muslim leader says they are backing up Hon. Raila Odinga since they believe in his track record in the justice system. On the other hand, Nyeri Archbishop Anthony Muheria says the Roots party manifesto is unethical and asks his followers to refrain from voting for them. "Unethical manifestos contain, among others, liberation and promotion of drug use. Let us keep this in mind, that for a nation to thrive, it must be founded on ethical and moral grounds." Anthony cites. The Federation of Evangelical and Indigenous Christian churches of Kenya's Chairman says they will support a leader that fears God. "As Christian leaders, we have already made our stand very clear, we shall support a leadership that fears God." Bishop Samuel Njiririr says. Source

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