Clerics urge IEBC to assure Kenyans on their August election preparedness

Evangelical Alliance of Kenya Chair Bishop Mark Kariuki (centre) at a past press briefing. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Nairobi, KENYA: Leaders from Evangelical churches in the country have called on the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to assure Kenyans that it is prepared for the general elections.

The leaders want IEBC to test their election equipment especially in rural areas where there is no electricity as part of ensuring a free,fair and credible elections.

Addressing the media on Tuesday in Nairobi, Evangelical Alliance of Kenya chair Bishop Mark Kariuki said  that all Kenyans eyes are now on IEBC and should harness its duties responsibly.

Kariuki however, noted that churches will remain non-partisan and that the leadership of the church as cooperative entity will not have preference to any political group for the sake of the country.

“We also wish to remind all Kenyans that elections come and go and leave us the same way they found us. All Kenyans should therefore exercise their democratic rights by electing leaders of their choice without being fearful of any reprisal.” Said Kariuki.

They also assured Kenyans that they stand for peace for the well being of development and progress of the nation and therefore urge Kenyans to desist from making statements that enhance incitement.

The church leaders will be having a major prayer rally this Saturday at Uhuru park in Nairobi to pray for peace during this electioneering period.