Cleric urges politicians to be tolerant

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African Divine Church Archbishop John Chabuga at the Church headquarters at Boyani in Hamisi Sub County, Vihiga County
African Divine Church Archbishop John Chabuga at the Church headquarters at Boyani in Hamisi Sub County, Vihiga County

African Divine Church Arch-Bishop John Chabuga has called on politicians to be tolerant to divergent political views in a bid to promote peace during this electioneering period. He said a different view by politicians concerning the elections is a given democracy that ought to be understood by their supporters. “Elections come and go. We should not take it as do or die game but an exercise to enjoy our democracy,” said Chabuga.

He appealed to youth not to be used to disrupt other functions organized by other politicians by selfish leaders. “We must conduct our campaigns in peace and ensure elections are held in a calm environment,” said Chabuga. He said that they have met as church leaders in the area to promote peace and create awareness on the importance of harmony during elections.

“We are targeting vulnerable group especially the youth who are most likely to be misused by selfish politicians for their own specific interests,” said Chabuga. Chabuga was speaking at Church headquarters, Boyani in Hamisi Sub County during the closure of a one-week youth conference for about 4,000 youth who attended the ceremony.