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'There might occur a worse election violence' claims clerics

The upcoming August general elections have significantly increased the political tension in the country. The clerics called all Kenyan citizens to pray and fast so that God safeguards Kenya before and after elections. This is in relation to the increased cases of incitement of violence from both politicians and the youths, numerous cases of corruption, insults and lawlessness. The clerics have therefore, declared that the country is not yet ready for the coming August general elections.

 On to that, that added that the President, Uhuru Kenyatta, should not campaign for any party to succeed him. That also plan to talk to United Democratic Alliance party leader, DP William Samoei Arap Ruto, to engage in peaceful campaigns and to show the public the source of his campaign resources. 

Further to that, the clerics also plan to meet with the Interior CS Fred Matiang'i, to talk about the security of Kenya, both before and after the 9th August elections. They were mostly concerned with the violence that had erupted in Samburu, Lamu, Marsabit and the bodies that had been dumped in River Yala in Siaya county. They have further warned that the Police should not be accused of abuse of human rights and corruption, since the polls are nearing. In addition, they have warned that their might be a repetition of what had happened in the past, for instance, the violence that erupted in post 2007 and 2018 elections.

The clerics encouraging Kenya to register as votes and ensure that vote for their suitable candidates on 9th August. The group consisted of Council of Muslims, members of Seventh Day Adventist Church, Hindu Council of Kenya and Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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