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BY EURIDICE NZIOKA,NAIROBI,12TH OCT 2017-The catholic church says it is ready to convene, facilitate and mediate talks that will end the current political crisis in the country.
The Kenya conference of Catholic bishops KCCB chair bishop Philip Anyolo says the ongoing situation in the country has led to insurmountable challenges especially due to happenings such as demonstrations aimed at pushing for change at the Electoral body.”Milioni are suffering because of demonstrations within citizens having to leave in fear of being raped or shot” he said.
The bishops also says the travelers who want to visit Kenyans for business or even as tourists have to stay away for fear of their security a move that has affected the economy.It is at this backdrop that the church is wiling to lead negotiations aimed at ending this stalemate.
In a statement through catholic church owned radio waumini on Thursday 12th Oct,the bishops have also urged Kenyans to be ready for a repeat elections slated for October 26 saying that they should come out in large numbers and exercise their democratic rights to vote.Bishop Anyolo has also appealed to Kenyans to be patient even if the electoral body was to reschedule the date once more and trust and hope that the commission shall do the right thing and give Kenyans justice. T
he bishops have also urged president Uhuru Kenyatta and NASA leader Raila Odinga and their supporters to agree to give a dialogue a chance knowing that kenyans had only one country.”We urge president Kenyatta and the right honorable Raila Odinga and their supporters to offer a chance for dialogue it is the only way to solving the current stalemate”. said Bishop Anyolo.
The bishops have also urge the government to intervene in the ongoing nurses strike which in now into its fourth month saying innocent Kenyans can not continue to suffer while there was a government in place.
He has further urged Kenyans to pray for the country that peace will prevail .