The Star (Nairobi)

25 February 2013

Kenya: Drive for Peaceful Poll

TESO church leaders and the provincial administartion will today hold a joint peace rally aimed at sensitising residents on the need to observe peaceful elections.

A member of the District peace community, Father John Sulumeti said the forum at Taifa grounds in Malaba will start with a peace procession from Amoni.

Addressing worshippers at Our Lady of Lourdes Malaba Catholic Church, Fr Sulumeti said the Salvation Army Chruch band will lead the procession to the Forum venue.

The churches have come together to preach peace ahead of the March 4 polls and to send a message to all Kenyans to turn up for the elections and elect leaders of their choice.

Sulumeti cautioned leaders to carry on peaceful campaigns and sell their policies instead of engaging in hate campaigns which will only help to fuel hatred and animosity.

The cleric introduced aspirants who attended the church service but declined them to address the gathering saying politics was not allowed in churches.

He allowed Labour Assistant Minister, Sospter Ojaamong to great the public but steer off politics.Leaders who attended the service included MP aspirant Albert Ekirapa and County representatives Chrisantus Ipala and Peter Migwi Mwaura alias Kamnade.

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