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Catholic Bishops' message to Uhuru as the country experiences political division

Rachael Atieno

The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) address the press at Waumini House, Westlands Nairobi, August 12, 2017. [Photo|KCCB]

The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) has called on the president elect, Uhuru Kenyatta to move with speed and unite Kenyans.

Led by Rev Martin Kivuva of the Arch Diocese of Mombasa, Catholic Bishops said the country is divided, following IEBC's declaration of presidential election results.

He said supporters of the Opposition were aggrieved, hence the division between them and that of Uhuru.

"We appeal to the president elect to move with speed and heal the country, which is seemingly divided during this electioneering period. We hope that no community will be blacklisted, isolated or profiled on account of who they supported or where they come from," said the Bishops.

In a joint statement, they also urged the security agencies to restrain themselves from using excessive force when handling crowds and respect the sanctity of life when handling their duties.

Addressed the press, Saturday, the clergy further called on the aggrieved politicians to seek legal process and help in advising their supporters to exercise calm.

Other Bishops present included Rt Rev David Kamau (Auxilliary Bishop- Archdiocese of Nairobi), Rt Rev John Oballa (Bishop -Ngong Diocese) and Rt Rev Alfred Rotich (Bishop Emeritus-Millitary Ordinariate).

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