He said innocent Kenyans were suffering due to the fault of leaders who had decided to run away from the Creator and therefore appealed to the Christians faithful to pray for the leaders of this nation to be guided by mercy and grace of God.
He observed that electorate has been making choices without seeking spiritual guidance, hence electing irresponsible and unethical leaders. “As Christians, we should go down on our knees and pray God to guide us elect good leaders. We should elect God fearing leaders right away from Members of the County Assembly to the President. You know when I hear people nit-pick that so and so is corrupt, I just ask myself who picked them if not you same people who are complaining,” said the General Superintendent.
He caution them against accepting bribes from politicians to cause mayhem or manipulate ballot papers during elections saying it was during such times that tribalism rears its obnoxious head and faithful start seeing their neighbours and friends as members of a certain
He warned that receiving money to influence voting in a skewed way was a sin and appealed to Christians to set the standards by being firm in their faith and its principles. “Let’s uphold Christian virtues of love, justice and peace and reject voter bribery and tribalism,” he said.
At the same time, he appealed to all elected leaders to always remain altruistic as they serve those who elected them saying t they should endeavour to leave a positive mark to the electorate.
Urging Kenyans from across the political divide to maintain peace before, during and after the elections Rev. Lihanda appealed to the politician to use this time to preach peace and reconciliation as they sink deeper into the August 8th campaigns.
He said with the commencement of political campaigns for the forthcoming general elections it was better for the leaders of various party to preach peace and reconciliation to their followers during their rounds, adding that it was equally important for them to advise their supporters to ensure moderation and decency in their campaigns in order to avoid the scenario witnessed after the 2007/08 general elections.
“Peace, reconciliation and unity are even more pressing as we move close and closer to the 8th August elections, let all of us be vigilant let all of us preach peace and moderation, after all, if you are prepared to win you must also be prepared to lose as well, therefore, do not allow your political differences to tear this great nation apart,” he advised.