“Be extremely careful, avoid any form of manipulation of the count”: Bishops to Kenyans

“Please protect your ID card and don’t be tricked into giving it away for anything. It is important to know where your polling station is. Respect the voting rules. Avoid those who will try to convince you by waiting for your turn to vote,” KCCB members said.

They added: “Voting is done by placing an ‘X’ next to your preferred candidate and placing them in the correct ballot box yourself. More importantly, once you’ve voted, go home and wait for the results.

The Catholic Bishops also called Kenyans to prayer saying, “Pray and discern who to vote for. We encourage you to step away from the noise of campaign messaging and reflect on our country and the kind of leaders who will drive the development we desire.

“So our message is to ask every voter to find a quiet time to pray and reflect and to vote wisely on Tuesday,” they added, adding, “Children of God, we place our faith in the Lord that all will be We must be peacemakers when we vote, count the votes and report the results.

“At the end of the whole electoral process, we all come out ahead by the way we conduct ourselves and keep the peace. May the Spirit of the Lord be upon each of us voters to know how to pray and submit to the Lord our desire for eternal peace and justice,” KCCB members said in their collective message read by Bishop Kivuva on August 7.

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Magdalene Kahiu is a Kenyan journalist with a passion for Church communication. She holds a degree in Social Communications from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA). Currently, she works as a journalist for ACI Africa.

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