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Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit, Primate of Kenya, promotes calm before elections

Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit, Primate of Kenya, promotes calm before elections

Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit, the Primate of Kenya, has applauded the country’s government and its opposition leaders for their cooperation  ahead of the 2017 general elections. Archbishop Sapit said that the church was “committed to promoting a just and cohesive society where all citizens enjoy their constitutional rights while living in peace, love and unity” in  a “Letter to the Nation” issued at the end of the province’s standing committee meeting.

 

In it, he thanked the Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga for “working hard to resolve the tension that has built up in the country in the clamor for electoral reforms.” And he said that the standing committee had commended members of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission for “taking the bold step and agreeing to a negotiated process for their transition so as to rebuild public trust and confidence in the electoral body.”

 

He said the church would “promote peaceful and orderly elections by participating in civic education, encouraging voters to register and in observing the conduct of the general elections as observers.”

 

Reporting from ACNS

Photo Credit: Bellah Zulu / ACNS

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