The Star (Nairobi)

11 February 2013

Kenya: Church to Preach Peace

The Seventh Day Adventist church has expressed its concern over sentiments from politicians ahead of the coming election. Speaking at the end of a two-week peace campaign in Naivasha, the church said it will promote peace before, during and after election.

SDA Naivasha church pastor, Jack Ogeda said the purpose of the crusade was to put the church in the forefront in preaching harmony.According to Ogeda, in 2007 the church was accused of taking sides prior to the post election violence.

He called on the church leaders to come out strongly and castigate politicians likely to incite the public during the ongoing campaigns.Their counterparts from Rwanda shared experiences during the peace campaign.

According to Pastor Muvunyi Reuben from Kigali Rwanda, this was the right time for Kenyans to build peace and coexistence between communities.

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