The Catholic Bishops in Kenya once more appeal to both Government and Opposition to urgently embrace dialogue for the good of the Country. This call comes after His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the Election Amendment Act 2016 despite strong rejection by the opposition and other organizations.
In a press statement signed by Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops Chairman Rt. Rev. Philip Anyolo and all the bishops, the bishops believe that there is still room for Kenyans to dialogue, expressing readiness to mediate and facilitate the process in conjunction with other religious leaders and people of good will.
“We wish to make a passionate appeal, for sobriety, to give dialogue a chance in order to reach a consensus and harmonious resolution that embraces divergent views of all Kenyans.” The statement read in part.
The Bishops also appealed to all stakeholders to do everything possible to ensure a peaceful and credible forthcoming 2017 elections that will also guarantee that all processes are fair, inclusive and transparent.
The Bishops in their statement reiterated that, many social-political problems the Country faces, would be resolved mutually through continuous engagement in meaningful dialogue.
“We sincerely believe that demonstrations and mass action should give way to this process of dialogue. While it is constitutional to picket, and demonstrate, we know that in the process lives are lost, people injured and property destroyed.”