- Mzee Mlewa said Kenya needs peace and unity since elections will come and go.
- Dr Amani thanked the elders for spreading peace messages to the country.
- Dr Njoka asked Kenyans to vote peaceful and steer the country from any violence.
A message for Kenyans to vote peacefully in the August 8 poll reverberated on Thursday as Coast elders drawn from the nine kayas conducted special peace prayers at Giriama’s Kayafungo shrine in Kaloleni Sub-County.
The event was organised by the Kenya National Commission (Knatcom) for Unesco as one of its initiatives of using the elders to preach peace and harmony in the country.
It was attended by Knatcom board chairman, Rashid Amani, Secretary-general Evaline Njoka and other senior officers from the Ministry of Sports, Culture and National Heritage. Kaloleni Deputy County Commissioner Paul Rotich and his security team were also present.
The chairman of Kayafungo shrine, Mzee Charo Mlewa, called for tolerance among politicians and asked Kenyans not to be divided along tribal lines as the election day approaches.
Praying in the Giriama dialect, Mzee Mlewa said Kenya needs peace and unity since elections will come and go but the stability of the country and the unity of purpose of the people will remain.