KENYA: Anglican Archbishop Warns Politicians against Attacking Supreme Court

MUMIAS SEPTEMBER 5, 2017(CISA) –Archbishop Jackson ole Sapit of the Anglican Church of Kenya has warned politicians against attacking the Supreme Court.

Speaking Sunday September 3, during the consecration of Bishop Joseph Wandera of Mumias Diocese at Bomani grounds in Mumias town, Archbishop Sapit told leaders to stop threatening judges for nullifying the election of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

“The court in its verdict did what it was mandated to do and presented Kenyans with the facts. It is not right for any leader to threaten this institution,” said Archbishop Sapit.

He said the church respects the Judiciary and its ruling as issued by the Chief Justice and urged Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to be vigilant and give Kenyans a free, fair and credible election.

“They (IEBC) have been given a second chance to handle the will of the people and they should therefore be careful that there are no more irregularities,” he said.
Dr Joseph Wandera, the newly ordained bishop, urged leaders to be patient during this period.

“It important that we have patience and wait for the IEBC to give us the new election date,” said Wandera.

The leaders also applauded National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga for seeking justice in the court.

“We as the church are glad that he took our counsel and presented his grievances to the court. We now want them to hold their campaigns in the proper way,” retired Bishop Benaiah Salala said during the function.

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