Refrain from inflammatory remarks, Bishop Okinda to political leaders.

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Migori County Chairman Interfaith Council Bishop Dr. John Okinda

Migori County Chairman Interfaith Council Bishop Dr. John Okinda has urged leaders across political units to refrain from political remarks that may heightened division and hatred among peace loving Kenyans. 

Addressing the press in Migori town, Okinda said leaders should be held responsible for utterances associated with hate speech perceived not favourable in bringing the country together.


He appealed to the government to deal with such issues according to the constitution of Kenya which spells out when someone’s remarks threaten unity among Kenyans.


However, he called on the police to use the descent approach while arresting suspected leaders to avoid clash with the locals. He was against arresting church leaders at night.


However, Okinda revealed that as church leaders, they have to caution political leaders who seem to divide Kenyans but called for proper clarification of the content of BBI to Kenyans to make them understand it better.


By Basil Okoth