Photo:Rt.Rev Peter Kihara,Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Marsabit(Left),Anglican Church Bishop Qampicha Daniel(Centre) and Sheikh Nur of Jamia Mosque,Marsabit(Right).
Marsabit Inter-Faith Council today held peace and prayer gathering at St.Stephen Center in Marsabit town following recent killings in the region.
This comes as thousands of residents face huge challenges due to biting drought and armed conflict being witnessed among pastoral communities.
“When we continue to shed innocent blood,our God also cries among us,eventually crisis e.g drought worsen.” Says Bishop Kihara of Marsabit Catholic Diocese.
They petitioned politicians to carry out peaceful campaigns ahead of the August general elections.
Under the umbrella of Marsabit County clerics Network, the leaders called on the Marsabit residents to shun hostilities.
The leaders observed that insecurity has derailed development and said that there is need for political and religious leaders from the warring communities to preach unity.
They cautioned politicians to desist from incitement, hate speech and uttering inflammatory statements that could plunge the county into chaos.
Led by Anglican Church Bishop Qampicha Daniel and Sheikh Nur of Jamia Mosque, the clerics promised to preach peace and urged citizens to root out bad leadership and corruption in the county
“Integrity is virtue,we urge politicians to observe it while in and out their regimes”Say’s Bishop Qampicha.
FACTS: KUBI QALO KILLINGS.
DEATHS: 6 People.
AGE: 5 Teenagers/50 Years Old Man.
DISTANCE: Over 50 Kilometres from Marsabit County Headquarters.