- Apostle Joseph Likiti of Global Arise and Shine Ministries said voters should reject politicians perpetuating hate speech and electoral violence while electing leaders next month.
- The apostle noted that the church is “deeply worried” over the killings of innocent people in Lamu County by suspected Al-Shabaab militants.
Kenyans have been urged to maintain peace ahead of the August 8 polls for the country to continue enjoying stability.
Apostle Joseph Likiti of Global Arise and Shine Ministries said voters should reject politicians spewing hate speech.
He called on Christians to pray against what he termed “the spirit of electoral violence” that has taken root since the return of multiparty democracy in 1992.
Addressing scores of peace ambassadors under the aegis of ‘Global Peace Ambassadors’ in Diani, Kwale County on Sunday, Apostle Likiti said without peace, Kenyans cannot go far.
He said the peace ambassadors’ initiative had activated 4 million faithful in most of the 47 counties with the clarion call for Kenyans to be vigilant ahead of the elections and the need to maintain peace.
“Without peace, unity and love, the country cannot achieve meaningful socio-economic development,” he said.
He said the global peace ambassadors will be going round the counties to preach the message “violence has no place in the election”.