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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Nakuru clerics tell the media to focus on peace as show of responsible reporting

Members of Nakuru church elders council led by their chairman Apostle Sammy Ngahu (in yellow) addressing the media in Nakuru where they urged Nakuru county residents to remain peaceful  and wait for the presidential  results.
Members of Nakuru church elders council led by their chairman Apostle Sammy Ngahu (in yellow) addressing the media in Nakuru where they urged Nakuru county residents to remain peaceful and wait for the presidential results.

THE Clergy in Nakuru county have urged the media fraternity to exercise responsible journalism while reporting on isolated cases of post election violence.

Under the Nakuru Church Elders Council, the religious leaders appealed to local and international press to be objective in reporting.

The council chairman Apostle Sammy Ngaho, acknowledged the importance of media in any democracy but indicated care should exercised to deter selfish politicians to incite Kenyans.

“There are isolated cases of violence reported after voting but that should not be given priority to depict as if the country is on fire. Let as focus on the peaceful exercise that we have experienced.” Ngaho said.

Apostle Ngaho also called upon media to broadcast positive criticism and remain neutral in their reporting.

The religious leaders have also given Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) a clean bill of health terming their work as unquestionable.

Bishop Wallace Mbugua National Churches Council of Kenya (NCCK) Nakuru County Chairman said the IEBC has won Kenyans heart and they should be supported by all.

“The election process so far is transparent and though with few challenges, the commission has exhibited professionalism, fairness and credibility,” Bishop Mbugua said.

Meanwhile, a section of Nakuru County leaders who lost have conceded defeat promising to support winners for unity and development.

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