Catholic Bishop Cornelius Korir has challenged politicians to preach peace ahead of the coming general elections. Bishop Korir said that it is unfortunate that most of the politicians want people to follow them blindly and politically without telling them how to maintain after the elections.
He was speaking at Kaplong Catholic Church. He said it is wrong for politicians to mislead voters so as to achieve their political goals. "It is bad for politicians to continue misleading people to support them politically even when they are no longer popular among the electorate," Bishop Korir said.
He said his role as a church leader is to preach peace and unite communities living in Rift Valley. He hit out at those who criticised him for attending a Kamatusa meeting in Eldoret last moth.
Without naming names, Bishop Korir challenged a section of political leaders from the region who had opposed him for attending the meeting that they lacked ideas and what to do.
"They are free to hold a meeting in the same venue instead of wasting time complaining. I have no interest with Gema or Kamatusa, my business is peace building." Bishop Korir said.
Leaders led by Kalenjin council of Elders and 24 members of parliament met in St John the Baptist Pastoral centre last month where Eldoret North Mp William Ruto was endorsed as the community spokesman. Leaders opposed to Ruto leadership dismissed the meeting where Bishop Korir was the subject for attending the meeting.
Among those who openly dismissed the meeting were Prime Minister Raila Odinga close allies. They were Cabinet Ministers Sally Koskei, Musa Sirma, Franklin Bett, Margaret Kamar, Magerer Langat, Beatrice Kones and Sotik Mp Joyce Laboso.
The outspoken Bishop told off his critics that he had no apology to anybody except that he will continue uniting Kenyans without considering a tribal groupings they belong.