An organization of religious leaders, youth and women in Baringo have vowed to champion for peace as the country gears towards the coming general elections.
Baringo Inter Religious Council of Kenya (IRCK) chairperson Bishop Musa Kamuren said the faith based organization is keen to seal all loopholes that can trigger violence in the region as the country is bracing itself for the August 2022 polls.
Bishop Kamuren while addressing journalists at a Kabarnet hotel Friday during a county social budgeting observatories (CSBOS) meeting organized by IRCK, stated that all the local communities need to embrace a harmonious living because the elections will come and go but any form of violence can ruin their socio-economic wellbeing.
He pointed out that politicians should unite the masses irrespective of their tribe, gender or religious affiliations rather than breeding hatred in them for no apparent reason.
The Baringo Anglican Bishop who is also the county chair of National Church Council of Kenya (NCCK) called on members of the community especially the youths to keep off leaders who might want to misuse them for their own political gains.
Bishop Kamuren advised them not to wholesomely buy ideas from politicians who do not mean well for them, instead critic the ideas presented and decide if they are beneficial.
Chairlady for Baringo Women of Faith Network Veronica Kipsang in a rejoinder encouraged parents to initiate talks with their children at household level saying they will heed faster to instructions given by relatives than what they get from the streets and political forums.
Kipsang encouraged women and youth who have been suppressed politically for long to vie for elective seats so that apart from exercising their leadership skills, they can also champion for their rights.
The one-day workshop which involved more than 30 participants from across the county seeks to bring on board other marginalized groups like Ogiek, Nubians and people with special needs so that they can also have their space for their growth.