Kenya religious leaders call for tolerance

2017-10-31 16:51


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Nairobi - Church leaders in Kenya are calling for tolerance after the disputed presidential election, saying the vote has left the country "grossly divided along ethnic and political lines."

Peter Karanja, general secretary of The National Council of Churches of Kenya, said on Tuesday that opposing factions should engage in dialogue to overcome an "underlying problem that cannot be resolved through elections."

Flanked by other church leaders, Karanja recommended a constitutional amendment that would restore the post of prime minister in an "expanded executive" aimed at increasing government accountability.

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday was declared the winner of Thursday's repeat election that was boycotted by opposition leader Raila Odinga

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