Evangelical Alliance of Kenya(EAK) has criticized the latest move from a section of politician allied to the former Prime Minister Raila Odinga who warned IEBC chairperson Wafula Chebukati from taking any procurement process untill four nominated commissioner are approved.
This comes following remarks from National Assembly minority leader John Mbadi, Ugunja MP Opiyo Wandayi, Homabay Woman rep Gladys Wanga, and Rangwe MP Lilian Gogo directed to Chebukati.
The MPs said that the commission should not take any procurement untill it’s fully constituted and that the chaiperson risk being removed.
Responding to them in Karen, EAK clerics told off politicians calling for removal of IEBC chairman, saying this was ‘disturbing’
“With four months left to election, our priority should be to support the commission to be prepared to deliver the election we desire,” they said.
The clerics also urged President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto not to air their differences in public.
“It is with great concern that we have witnessed the public exchange between the president and the deputy president. Whereas we are not privy to the circumstances that may have led to this fallout, we wish to strongly appeal to the two leaders, by mercies of God, to find amicable ways of resolving their differences,” said Rev Nelson Makanda, General secretary EAK.
On the recent Court of Appeal ruling on the BBI they said the court did not rule that it was bad but the process used was wrong.
“It’s our considered view that, in light of the proximity of next year’s general election, this project should be shelved for now and possibly considered after elections and in line with the provision of the law,” said Bishop Oginde, Chairman EAK.