In Summary
  • The bishops said they will organise for a national dialogue aimed at getting the true picture of the situation in the country.
  • They said Kenyans should live as a united nation despite their political differences.
  • The bishops called for an end to police stop brutality and at the same time urged politicians to shun selfish interests.
  • The memorial mass was attend by all the 26 Catholic Bishops led by John Cardinal Njue, the archbishop of Nairobi.

Kenyans have been urged to emulate Eldoret Catholic Bishop Cornelius Korir who died last week and who always preached peace and reconciliation.

Speaking Thursday at Christ the King Cathedral in Nakuru during a memorial mass for Bishop Korir, Catholic bishops said Kenyans should live as a united nation despite their political differences.

In a statement read by Homa Bay Bishop Philip Anyolo, who is the chairman of the Kenya Conference of the Catholic Bishops (KCCB), the religious leaders urged the political class to embrace dialogue for the sake of this country.

NATIONAL DIALOGUE

The bishops said they will organise for a national dialogue aimed at getting the true picture of the situation in the country irrespective of the decision that the Supreme Court will make in the petitions which have been filed challenging the October 26 repeat presidential election.

They said the focus of the dialogue will be on national healing and reconciliation, the electoral process, unemployment, conflict, and historical injustices.

The dialogue will also involve civil society leaders and will interrogate sections of the Constitution that are still problematic.

POLICE BRUTALITY

The bishops called for an end to police stop brutality and at the same time urged politicians to shun selfish interests and think of the good of the nation.

They said they are dismayed at the prospect of the country disintegrating because of being polarised by politicians through demonstrations, boycott calls and reckless statements.

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