Leaders told to educate voters on Constitution
| Oct 11th 2012 | 1 min read
Leaders in Mt Elgon have been urged to enlighten residents on the content of the Constitution and its implications.
National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) — Western region together with Catholic Justice Peace and Reconciliation-Kakamega Diocese — made the appeal recently during a forum dubbed ‘Faith Action for Peace and Democratic Elections’.
Speaking during the event at the AIC Church in Kapsokwony Town, NCCK’s regional coordinator Anastasia Sakwa said leaders have a responsibility to ensure Kenyans understood the Constitution.
She urged the leaders to use the many platforms at their disposal such as barazas to sensitise locals on the content of the law saying it is a precursor for realising peace among Kenyans especially in the forthcoming General Election.
Making reference to post-election chaos, Mrs Sakwa stressed the need for leaders to preach peace saying the country was yet to heal from atrocities visited on many Kenyans then.
Mt Elgon, Mumias and Lurambi constituencies were identified as hot spots during the violence.
“Residents therefore need to understand the Constitution,” she said.
A local evangelist, Reverend Bethuel Kapchanga called on the various stakeholders to work as a team to educate residents on the law.
Leaders drawn from across the board including chiefs and civil society representatives attended the forum.
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