Catholic Archbishop Ndingi Mwana a'Nzeki has called for sobriety in the ongoing Moi succession saga, saying rules must be followed for the sake of democracy.
He said those who "benefitted" from the party rules on March 18 at Kasarani without saying they were flawed should not cry foul now.
In an apparent reference to protests within the ruling party at the decision by President Moi to campaign openly for Cabinet Minister Uhuru Kenyatta, Ndingi said those who gained from the new rules in March should not complain when the procedures are applied now.
The Head of State has indicated that the polls will be held on schedule but has elicited acrimony by declaring in public his preferred successor to be Uhuru, one of the vice-chairmen.
Ndingi said the Kenya Episcopal Conference is scheduled to hold an extra-ordinary meeting on Tuesday at the St. Thomas Seminary to discuss the unfolding saga.
Should the General Elections be called, he said, the group will hold an extra-ordinary meeting and chart the way forward for the flock and other Kenyans.
He was speaking in Kahawa West, Nairobi, after celebrating Mass at the Kahawa Farmers Consolata Catholic Church.
Meanwhile, a Catholic Bishop yesterday appealed to all uniformed forces to remain neutral during campaign period ahead of the next General Election.
Bishop Philip Anyolo, said State security was more vital than individual interests of those fighting for political seats.
"Security forces have a job to protect the interests of the country and if they take sides, the country will sink," said the Kericho Catholic Bishop.
He was speaking at SGB Catholic Church inside the Administration Police (Uhuru) Camp, in Nairobi, during a Sunday Mass. He later conducted a funds drive in aid of the church assisted by AP Commandant, Mr Archiel Nzano. Cabinet Ministers, Uhuru Kenyatta, Raila Odinga, Julius Sunkuli, Nairobi PC, Mr Cyrus Maina, and Office of the President PS, Mr Zakayo Cheruiyot, who were all invited, did not attend the function.