Legislators urge church to help unite the country

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Siaya legislators have called on the church to join the country’s leadership in preaching unity and cohesiveness in Kenya.

            Siaya senator, James Orengo and Members of Parliament Opiyo Wandayi (Ugunja) and Samuel Atandi (Alego/Usonga) said the church leaders must help President Uhuru Kenyatta and former prime minister, Raila Odinga in their quest to have a peaceful country.

            They were speaking at St. Peter’s Anglican cathedral in Siaya town during an annual thanksgiving ceremony that was hosted by rt. Rev. John Mark Haung Godia.

            Atandi said citizens expect the church leadership to point out ills within the society as doing this will help the government move in the right direction.

            “Church leaders must point out corruption and condemn leaders who are preaching hate,” said Atandi.

            Senator Orengo challenged leaders not to lose focus on serving Kenyans at the expense of the 2022 campaigns.

            Orengo said the government has a responsibility of serving Kenyans to the last day of its term and the quest for leadership positions in 2022 must not see the citizens get a raw deal.

            “The government has a responsibility of doing certain things. I urge government officers to ensure that they implement projects they are supposed to as the government still has two more years to deliver,” said Orengo.

            Ugunja legislator, Opiyo Wandayi said 2021 was the year the country must deliver the reform package to Kenyans.

            He told the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to hasten the signature verification process and not to use their powers to frustrate the exercise.

By Philip Onyango 

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