BY JOHN WERU,NAIROBI,6TH SEPT 2017-The catholic bishops have warned politicians in the country against attacks and interference with the functions of constitutional established institutions saying such a move may greatly hamper their independence and jeopardize their functions.
Addressing the press at the Kenya conference of catholic bishops offices in Nairobi Wednesday,the Bishops led by Bishop Cornelius Korir the bishops have taken issue with recent attacks from a cross section of politicians directed at the chief justice and the supreme court judges saying such unwarranted attacks risk to curtail the independence of the judiciary.
Bishop Korir also asked the independent Electoral and boundaries Commission IEBC to strictly adhere to the law while conducting the second round of election slated for October 17Th.His sentiments were also echoed by KCCB chair Bishop Philip Anyolo who said the back and forth is not a show of democracy and unity.
“We welcome the orders of the Supreme Court which asked IEBC to arrange and carry out fresh presidential elections but we are concerned by NASA’s threats to boycott the election,” said Anyolo.
“We have also seen Jubilee leaders acting as spokespersons of the IEBC. These actions infringe on the independence and authority of IEBC
The bishops also want the electoral commission to ensure that all other pertinent issues raised by the supreme court ruling are addressed fully with all relevant stakeholders being involved.