NCCK engages youth ahead of 2022 general election

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The National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) and Migori youths have pledged to work together towards the promotion of good governance and integrity as the country edges closer to the August 2022 elections.

The resolution followed a meeting between the church leaders, politicians and youth in Maranatha church grounds of Migori town.

Led by NCCK Secretary General Canon Chris Kinyanjui and Nyanza Regional Chairman Rev Prof David Kodia, the youth deliberated on various issues touching on their respective mandates including the progress realized in the implementation of the Constitution on Leadership and Integrity.

Kinyanjui said that there is a need for the church to put in place mechanisms to sensitize its members on their civic duty and particularly the youth against political manipulation, bribery and involvement in violence during the electoral period.

He said the NCCK will rally its members across the country to create awareness on the dangers of corruption, and marshal synergy among churches towards good governance and ethical leadership.

He said the NCCK will encourage churches to sensitize their followers on their civil duty to elect leaders with integrity.

Kenya is currently experiencing political uncertainty ahead of 2022 elections as political leaders drum up support from the electorates across the country.

Already incidences of violence have been witnessed in some parts of the country directed at various leaders on the campaign trail.

By Basil Okoth