The security team in Narok County is working with religious leaders to hold peace prayer meetings ahead of the general elections.
Narok County Commissioner Isaac Masinde said the first prayer caravan will be held at Ntimama stadium on May 26, where all aspiring politicians and incumbent leaders will be invited for prayers.
Masinde who spoke at his office after meeting the religious leaders said the prayer meetings will bring together all the religious leaders adding that all the tribes, clans and communities were invited to attend the meeting.
“We will be holding many more prayer meetings until the elections are held, and after the elections, we will hold another prayer meeting to thank God for the leaders elected as we pray for them,” he said.
The CC assured the residents and politicians of security even as they move around with their familiarization tours adding that every politician had a right to sell his or her manifesto to the residents.
“We are monitoring all political activities in the county to ensure they are conducted in a peaceful manner. We warn those who are paid to distract political meetings that we will come for them and ensure they are punished severely. No one wants a repetition of what happened in the 2007/2008,” said Masinde.
Narok pastors’ fellowship chairman Bishop Peter Nakola asked the leaders and residents to volunteer in large numbers for prayers saying they will hold a procession around the town.
Father Francis Nderuti of St’ Peter’s Catholic Church called on the faithful to pray for the nation during this electioneering period for God to give the best leaders.
“All our Catholic faithful should be peace ambassadors wherever they go. All politicians have a right to speak to the people. If you do not agree with them, then do not attend their meetings,” he said.
A representative from the Muslim community Sheikh Yusuf said the country was bigger than any specific individual calling on all residents to join together for prayers.
Sheikh Yusuf reiterated that all people had a right to live in the country and that no one should be condemned because of his color, tribe or religion he or she ascribes to.
By Ann Salaton