Calls for concerted action against division and corruption took centre stage during Easter prayers in Nakuru with the clergy demanding elected take charge of the country and steer it to a common end.

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In an apparent reference to weeks of finger pointing and wrangling in the ruling Jubilee party, the clergy said incessant bickering among leaders is increasingly rolling back gains achieved in years of painstaking peacebuilding initiatives.

Speaking on Monday during Easter Service, Bishop Elizabeth Itegi of the Grace Manifestation Ministries said an atmosphere charged with divisive politics is inimical to meaningful development. 

She urged Kenyan professionals in the Diaspora to work with the government in the bid to put the country on the elusive path of cohesive development.

The clergy also challenged politicians to refrain from using the war against runaway graft to whip sentiments that are apt to polarize the country. 

“The political leadership of this country is spending so much energy on premature 2022 succession politics at the expense of Kenyans focal problems and this is backward and selfish,” said Bishop Itegi.

Her sentiments were echoed by Bishop Prince Macharia who noted that citizens are now yearning for progressive economic growth.

“The church and members of the public should rise against growing complacency in the management of public agencies and call leaders to account and this will ensure efficiency in service delivery,” said Bishop Macharia.