Muslim council calls for peaceful campaigns and elections

national chairman of the SUPKEM professor Abdulghafur El-Busaidy adresses media at a past function PHOTO COURTESY

Mombasa,KENYA:Supreme council of Kenya Muslims (SUPKEM) officials  have urged the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission IEBC to conduct free and fair in elections  August.

Speaking to journalists on Thursday in Mombasa, the national chairman of the SUPKEM professor Abdulghafur El-Busaidy said elections should be conducted fairly to avoid misunderstandings and dispute.

“Because of the possibility of unrest and violence , we at the supreme council wish to appeal the conscience of the nation by calling upon Kenyans  to as themselves this question –is politics something worth dying for?”Abdulghafur posed.

With some politicians  having been accused of funding gangs to disrupt the election,Abdulghafur urged the young people to avoid being used as vessels of disrupting peace.

“We call upon the youths to be champions of peace and resist any attempt to be used to cause violence”. Said Professor Abdulghafur.

He also asked the government to ensure that all candidates are treated equally and state resources are not used to give advantage to some candidates to harm others.