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Kiambu residents urged to maintain peace ahead of poll

Kiambu County Commissioner, Joshua Nkanatha, yesterday urged residents of Kiambu to maintain peace as the country heads to the General Election slated for August 9, this year.

 

Speaking during National Peace Prayer Caravan rally held at the Ndumberi Stadium in Kiambu, Nkanatha called on the people live in harmony.

 

“The elections will come and go but the country will remain, do not let political divisions lead you to turn against your neighbour,” Nkanatha said.

 

He also pledged to facilitate the initiative organized by religious leaders under the umbrella of the National Prayer Committee, as they set camp in the County.

 

“The Government is in full support of this initiative, we will provide adequate security and warn those intending to disturb this meeting to desist,” he said.

 

Apostle John Kimani, who is leading the Peace Prayer Caravan, thanked the government for its support, noting that it has made their work as a movement around the country to spread peace more effective.

 

“I want to thank all the County Commissioners, we have been to 15 counties and this is the 16th, I believe the reason is that we have been consistent in our agenda to preach peace,” he said.

 

Kimani, who runs the Kingdom Seekers Fellowship, also urged religious leaders to be neutral in political affairs, saying that it will go a long way in uniting the country, during the electoral period.

 

The rally held in Kiambu, yesterday, is the third rally held in the Mount Kenya region after similar events were held in Kirinyaga and Murang’a counties Saturday.

 

Today, the National Peace Prayer Caravan heads to Tharaka-Nithi and Meru Counties before proceeding to Laikipia and Nyeri tomorrow.

The caravan has been traversing the country in a bid to promote peace ahead of the General Elections, which have been seen to trigger political tension in the past.

They started their series of events on May 9, 2022 and are expected to hold the last meeting on May 28 this year.

 By Duncan Mutwiri

 

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