Kenya: NYANZA CLERGY FORUM AND PEACE COMMISSION
Posted by African Press International on January 23, 2013
January 19, 2013
WE condemn in strongest term possible the action of a section of politicians in Nyanza particularly what was witnessed during the political parties primaries in Rachuonyo, Siaya, Kisumu among other places where violence was witnessed.
We saw that the nominations done all over the country with all political parties under Cord coalition, Jubilee Coalition and Amani coalition were not free and fare as complains were raised over the credibility of the process but those who agreed also did not direct their complains to the parties flag bearers.
We are asking those in cord coalition who have lost in the process to exonerate Prime Minister Raila Odinga from the blame over the nomination process which has been described as sham in some areas. We also asking various parties elections boards to find an amicable solution to the matter.
We are asking Kenyans to maintain peace during this crucial process as well as during the forth coming General elections on March 4 this year.
BISHOP DR. WASHINGTON OGONYO NGEDE, BISHOP DR. FRANCIS MWAYI ABIERO, BISHOP JOSHUA KOYO, ARCHBISHOP JULIUS OTIENO, ARCHBISHOP DR. HABAKUK ONYANGO ABONGNO, BISHOP DR. WILLIAM ABUKA.