Church leaders call for prosecution of IEBC officials over election malpractice

Church leaders call for prosecution of IEBC officials over election malpractice

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Evangelical churches leaders led by Bishop Mark Kariuki during the press conference in Nairobi. PHOTO: MICHAEL MBUGUA.

Nairobi, KENYA: Evangelical churches of Kenya have called for the Supreme Court ruling to be made available to Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission IEBC as soon as possible in order for the prosecution of officials responsible for the flawed August 8th elections.

Addressing the media on Monday in Nairobi, the chairperson Bishop Mark Kariuki, said they want any officer found culpable, to take personal responsibility and prosecuted in a court of law as per section 59 of the Elections act.

The leaders also warned politicians, principals and political parties’ chiefs who are have started campaigning, to desist from making inflammatory remarks in regards to issues that might divide this nation.

“We urge all political parties to respect Judiciary and Electoral constitutional bodies,and to desist from making any inflammatory statement that may seek to castigate and throwing barbs at the constitutional organs like the supreme court and IEBC. These comments are irresponsible and are calculated to disturb the peace of Kenyans,and incite Kenyans against each other,” warned Kariuki.

The church leaders have also called upon Kenyans to embrace peace and not to be divided along ethnic lines as they continue with their day to day activities as Kenya still remains bigger than individuals.

They also want the police to expedite the investigations of the ACK church attack in Ukunda that led to the killing of two police officers.

 

They have urged Acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr.Fred Matiang’i to ensure that security is beefed up  to curb any uprising militia or vigilant groups in urban areas to ensure that Kenyans’ lives are not lost.

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