Religious leaders from the Rift Valley have asked Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance leader Raila Odinga not to protest the government.
In a statement issued on Sunday, March 19, clerics from the Rift Valley led by Bishop Paul Korir of the ACK Kapsabet diocese said it is too early for the opposition to engage in protests.
In a joint statement with other religious leaders, Bishop Korir said the government should be given at least one year to set plans to solve the problems facing Kenyans.
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“We call upon Raila Odinga and the Azimio One Kenya to allow the Kenya Kwanza government a grace period to settle down and to take off from the runway before judging harshly. A cycle of one year would suffice, for now it is too early to call for mass action, and for that we may read malice,” the clerics said.
The clerics were speaking during a thanksgiving ceremony at the agricultural exhibition grounds in Kapsabet.
They committed to praying for President Ruto and the entire Kenya Kwanza government in the fight against banditry and cattle rustling.
“A testimony will be given that banditry and cattle rustling menace was wiped out during the reign of the fifth president of the Republic of Kenya,” Korir said.
At the same event, the chairman of the Kalenjin Council of Elders (Myoot) Benjamin Kitur, urged Odinga to give space to youthful leaders.
“Raila is my agemate, I humbly request him to leave the younger generation to lead the country,” Kitur said.
Kirur added that the planned mass action organised by Odinga is destabilising and should be shunned to allow the economic recovery of this nation.
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