Sapit calls for rejection of leaders who spew hate during campaigns
The Anglican Church of Kenya Archbishop Jackson ole Sapit yessterday urged Kenyans to reject politicians who spread hate during campaigns.
Sapit said that some senior political leaders eyeing various seats in the August 9 elections had started dividing the country along ethnic and social segments.
He urged security agencies not to shy away from taking action against politicians who spew hate no matter their status. “We are beginning to witness a trend where some leaders are spreading divisive politics and hate towards sections of Kenyans,” said the primate.
“We do not have any other spare country that we can run to if we allow politicians to blow us up. We have past experiences and we should not allow it to recur,” he added.
Sapit made the remarks when he toured Imbale ACK Church in Ikolomani, Kakamega County. He had earlier paid a courtesy call on Governor Wycliffe Oparanya at his office in Kakamega town during which the duo urged area residents to maintain peace ahead of the upcoming polls.
“Do not let politicians to start dividing you and inciting you to harm yourselves. Elections will come and go but we have a country to protect for the current and future generations,” he said.
Sapit urged fellow church leaders to come out and actively participate in political matters in the country so as foster peace and harmony. “As the church we should remain very vigilant so as to protect our sheep. Let us not allow a few people to backpedal the gains we have made us a country,” he added.