Kitui Catholic diocese Bishop Anthony Muheria has condemned the animosity being fanned between Christians and Muslims following the recent attack on the Westgate Mall.
Speaking yesterday at our lady of Africa cathedral in Kitui during the consecration of two nuns, Muheria said the Westgate incident needs not to divide Kenyans along religious or racial lines.
He said instigating animosity between the two major religions in Kenya will only serve to glorify the Westgate attack that was carried out by criminals. Muheria said the terrorists wanted the attack to appear as if it was a Muslims onslaught on Christrians.
He cautioned Keyans living in urban areas against spreading unfounded and malicious rumours, saying there is no need of raising false and unnecessary alarms.
"As much as we want peace to prevail within our borders, we should not use the terrorists attacks to make Kenyans rise against each other because of their tribes or religions" said Muheria. "Terrorists do not belong to certain religions and neither do they belong to certain tribes."
The bishop's sentiments came barely two days after word went round that the most wanted terrorist Samantha Lewthwaite had been spotted, only to be revealed that the person mistaken for her is a Dutch national.