Clergies from various religions in Kilifi have raised concerns over recently elected leaders undermining others who lost in the concluded general polls saying they are dividing Kenyans.

They have urged leaders to serve electorates without insulting and trolling the poll losers saying that all humans deserve to be treated with respect.

Speaking during a County dialogue forum organized in Kilifi to review the post elections, Khairat Mosque Chairman Imam Shariff Salim said that each and every leader had their own supporters who equally deserve to be respected.

He told leaders to lead citizens in peace without making others feel inferior.

Khairat Mosque Chairman Imam Shariff Salim addressing the media during County Dialogue forum on Post elections Review in Kilifi Photo by Treeza Auma.

Margaret Nzioki, a Catholic Peace Ambassador in KIlifi Said the religion is against celebrating other people’s downfall.

She added that Kenyans maintained peace before, during and after elections and therefore leaders should not troll others over poll loss since they disuniting citizens.

According to Elijah Mwakio, a Seventh Day Adventist pastor in Kilifi, it is the religious leaders’ responsibility to review the post elections and voice concerns in order to achieve a peaceful nation.

The clergies also criticized President William Ruto’s move to abolish Kazi Mtaani project while urging him not to declare an end to it.

Led by Lieutenant Dennis Mulati, youth leader in the Coast region under National Council of Churches in Kenya (NCCK), said that through Kazi Mtaani project, many youths have not been involving themselves in crimes and drug abuse and thus it will be a big blow to them.

On behalf of the leaders, Mulati pleaded President Ruto to consider the majority of youths who might miss the chances of benefiting from the housing programs yet to be adopted as the alternative

By Treeza Auma

Treeza Auma is a Digital Content Producer and founder of KTMN She is also Television journalist at Kenya News Agency and Leadership Accelerator at Women in News.

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