Church urges politicians to avoid divisive politics – Kenya News Agency

The National Prayer Committee has urged politicians to avoid controversial politics and preach peace during this election period.

The Committee held prayers at Bomet Green Stadium under the theme of love for the nation and people of Bomet.

Speaking in Bomet, Bishop of Peace Caravan Chairman Jesse Ireri urged Bomet leaders to embrace peace and unity during their campaigns, to ensure a violence-free general election in August in the country.

“We have crossed the 47 counties of the country and Bomet is the forty second (42n/a) county we landed in, preaching peace and urging Kenyans to embrace unity to transform our nation,” Bishop Ireri said.

Bomet Deputy Governor Shadrack Rotich (left to right), former Governor and Chama Cha Mashinani Party Leader Isaac Ruto (center), Bomet County Police Commander Esther Seroney following deliberations in National Prayer Meeting, Bomet Chapter held at Bomet Green Stadium. Photo by Lamech Arisa

He affirmed that the government in collaboration with the churches have set up mediation teams, to resolve the conflicts that have arisen between different communities in different parts of the country.

“Kenya Union of Churches and our government have worked closely together and we have technical mediation teams, through this we can resolve our misunderstanding without chaos. Let us embrace peace,” the Bishop urged.

The Bishop also urged Kenyans to elect leaders with integrity and authorities who can bring positive change and development to the county.

Bomet County Commissioner Ms. Beverly Opwora, who also attended the prayers, confirmed to locals that the government has prioritized peace in the county.

Ms. Opwora said her office has prioritized peace in her area where she has organized peace conferences at different levels of administration in the county.

“The government is prioritizing peace, we have initiated peace conferences both in our divisions, at sub-county level and even at county level,” Ms. Opwora explained.

The Administrator also thanked the union of churches through the National Prayer Committee for organizing the National Peace Caravan across the county.

Leaders from the region, including former governor and Chama Cha Mashinani party leader, Isaac Ruto, deputy governor, Shadrack Rotich and aspiring governor, Benard Mutai, attended the event.

The culmination of the National Peace Caravan will be the National Prayer at Kasarani Stadium on Saturday 28th of this month, where people from all over the country are expected.

By Lamech Arisa

Jerry B. Hatch