Archbishop Jim Nduruchi asked relevant government agencies mandated to fight hate speech to put their act together and tame rogue politicians. “The National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) and other agencies must crack the whip on hate mongers to guarantee a peaceful general election next year
Archbishop Jim Nduruchi of the Rise Up Mission Ministries church has asked politicians to spearhead peaceful campaigns in the run-up to next year’s general election. The Archbishop wants politicians across the political divide to desist from making statements and actions that could trigger animosity and violence among Kenyans.
Addressing the press at the ministry’s Kitale church, Nduruchi said that politicians have the responsibility to unite Kenyans and not create animosity and disunity as it is being witnessed. He said that the August 8th 2022 polls will be violence-free if politicians desist from making inflammatory remarks. “We are appealing to politicians across the divide to tone down and focus on peaceful campaigns as the country gears up to the August general election,” said Nduruchi.
‘‘Church ministers shouldn’t allow greedy politicians to defile God’s sanctuaries which are supposed to be holy” – Archbishop Jim Nduruchi
The archbishop asked relevant government agencies mandated to fight hate speech to put their act together and tame rogue politicians. “The National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) and other agencies must crack the whip on hate mongers to guarantee a peaceful August general election,” he said. The cleric urged Kenyans not to fall to the tricks played by selfish politicians who are using blocking sites to preach hate and threatening their opponents.
He appealed to church leaders to abstain from allowing politicians to use pulpits to attack others; a move he said would not augur well for congregants seeking spiritual nourishment. ”Church ministers shouldn’t allow greedy politicians to defile God’s sanctuaries which are supposed to be holy”, he said. He urged Kenyans who have not registered as voters to turn up in large numbers for the exercise scheduled for Monday to be able to choose wise leadership during next year’s general elections.
Elsewhere Saboti MP Caleb Amisi has challenged the electorate in the constituency against being swayed by aspirants in various elective and appointive positions that are splashing the cash to win them over yet they have no development track record.
Mr Amisi said it is hypocritical for the said aspirants to have failed to make use of their positions to the benefit of the constituencies and are now promising to perform magic if elected in the 2022 general elections. The legislator specifically challenged the youths to scrutinize all aspirants based on their manifestos saying the constituency had remained backwards in development for having elected leaders on party affiliation and tribal grounds.
The legislator also called for the implementation of a law requiring all leaders who have been mentioned in graft cases to be barred from seeking elective seats until their cases are heard and determined by courts of law.
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