Embrace peace, ACK Archbishop Ole Sapit tells Kenyans

Embrace peace, ACK Archbishop Ole Sapit tells Kenyans
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Anglican Church of Kenya Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit has called on Kenyans to maintain peace after the hotly contested presidential election in which President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared winner by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairperson Wafula Chebukati results which have since been rejected by the National Super Alliance (NASA) leaders

Speaking during a church service at the All Saints Cathedral in Nairobi, Archbishop Ole Sapit appealed to NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga to seek legal redress.

He called on Raila and other candidates who lost in the August 8 polls to concede defeat, and urged President Kenyatta to reach out to his opposition leaders to ensure peace prevails.

“President Kenyatta should keep his word and reach out to NASA’s presidential candidate Raila Odinga similarly Raila should accept the people’s choice and come out and tell his supporters to embrace peace,” Archbishop Ole Sapit said.

Further, the Archbishop also urged the police not to use excessive force when handling sporadic violent protests that have since erupted after President Kenyatta was announced the poll winner.

“The government should not use excessive force when dealing with demonstrators they should show restraint while trying to contain the protests,” Archbishop Sapit said.

He called on the President-elect and Deputy President William Ruto to unite Kenyans and cautioned them against marginalizing any part of the country.

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