The sports category has moved to a new website.
ADVERTISEMENT

Religious leaders criticize President Uhuru Kenyatta

As he begins his second term in office, President Uhuru Kenyatta has come under sharp criticism from a section of the clergy.

The clergy faulted the head of state for congratulating the security forces for their dedication to service and maintaining security during the recently concluded elections.

In a statement, the clergy drawn under the umbrella “Migori Pastors One Accord” noted that the brutality of the police must come to an end for national unity.

Led by Bishop John Okinda of PEFA church, the clergy expressed their discontent at how the security forces handled the situation.

ADVERTISEMENT

They expressed their concern that the president “chose to ignore the cries around police treatment of unarmed protests and NASA leader's safety concerns.”

During the electioneering period, several people were shot dead with the opposition and the civil society linking the police to the shootings.

They further accused the police of using excessive force on unarmed civilians.

The religious leaders called for unity, stating that they “want the president and the Opposition leaders to calm the situation. Let them rally and rein in on their support bases to help reconcile the country.”

Kenyatta’s statement drew mixed reactions from Kenyans.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Mudavadi: Rejecting Finance Bill 2024 is akin to removing the gov't from power

Mudavadi: Rejecting Finance Bill 2024 is akin to removing the gov't from power

Protestors release new 7-day plan to oppose the Finance Bill 2024

Protestors release new 7-day plan to oppose the Finance Bill 2024

Rex's mother painfully recalls how she found out her son had been killed

Rex's mother painfully recalls how she found out her son had been killed

IPOA takes action after death of Rex Masai during protest in Nairobi

IPOA takes action after death of Rex Masai during protest in Nairobi

8 stages all bills go through before assent by the President

8 stages all bills go through before assent by the President

Kenyans react after police allegedly shoot & kill a protestor in Nairobi CBD

Kenyans react after police allegedly shoot & kill a protestor in Nairobi CBD

Chief Inspector Maina speaks of his major concerns after teargas accident

Chief Inspector Maina speaks of his major concerns after teargas accident

Jalang'o finally returns to his roots after a heart-to-heart with Ruto

Jalang'o finally returns to his roots after a heart-to-heart with Ruto

Outrage erupts as teargas engulfs Super Metro bus with passengers[Video]

Outrage erupts as teargas engulfs Super Metro bus with passengers[Video]

ADVERTISEMENT