Monday, June 14, 2010

Kenya: Leaders Unite in Calls for Peaceful Rallies

From All Africa-

Three Anglican bishops and four MPs were on Sunday united in calling for peaceful campaigns to safeguard the stability of the country.

In a rare show of unity, the opponents and proponents of the proposed constitution said that it was important that the country be protected from disintegration. They called on all leaders to conduct mature campaigns free of chaos to avoid destroying the country.

Anglican archbishop Eliud Wabukala, Bishop Henry Gathii of the Embu diocese and his Meru counterpart Charles Mwendwa, teamed up with MPs Cecily Mbarire, (Runyenjes), Eugene Wamalwa (Saboti), Lenny Kivuti (Siakago) and Mutava Musyimi (Gachoka) in urging campaigners to shun hate speech.

While saying that the interests of the country surpassed any other, the leaders said the campaigners were obliged to ensure peace prevailed. Speaker after speaker underscored the need for the campaigners to respect one another irrespective of which side they supported.

"Beyond the August 4 horizon, we shall remain as one people and one nation and there is no need to sow seeds of discord," Mr Wamalwa said.

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