Bishop Cornelius Korir of the Catholic Diocese of Eldoret has warned that last week's disruption of presidential campaign is a sign of possible violence during and after the election.
âLet us respect leaders. What we are witnessing now is akin to preparing supporters for a war. Let us be mature in our politics,â he said on Friday.
Korir spoke during Singâore Girls' High School Golden Jubilee celebrations. He urged parties to restrain their supporters.
He urged Kenyans to listen to and weigh the candidatesâ agenda and uphold peace.
âWe will be heading in the wrong direction as a country if political parties will not be cautious,â Korir said.
He also warned political leaders against interfering with the work of the IEBC as the election draws closer.
The cleric said the commission should be left to work independently as stipulated in the Constitution.
âPoliticians should focus on vote hunting and leave the IEBC alone. The commission is an independent body,â he said.
Korir urged the IEBC to prepare adequately and give Kenyans a free and fair election.
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