Written by Silas Kibet Kemboi
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The leader of the Catholic Church in Kenya Cardinal John Njue has urged Christians in the country to play a leading role in fostering peace and coexistence in the country.
Addressing the graduation ceremony at St. Augustine’s Senior Seminary Mabanga, The head of the Catholic Church Cardinal Njue urged Kenyans to remain peaceful this electioneering period.
The Cardinal also urged politicians to shun tribalism and serve the country diligently.
"For goodness sake, politicians must be instruments of unity, show directions of unity and build the nation, our dear MPs, Ministers we are asking you let there be harmony, can’t our people be brought together? The ball is on your side," he said.
Cardinal Njue said people planting the seeds of hate must be stopped at all cost and instead those planted on the “soil” of love allowed to germinate and spread for the nation to prosper.
Njue called for the upholding of family values adding that forgiveness and respect of one another would enhance war against immorality.
He asked the graduates to stay together and keep their families together saying the spread of HIV/Aids stems from mistakes being made by becoming unfaithful.
“Keep your families together by remaining together and accommodate tolerance and forgiveness,” Cardinal Njue said.
The head of the church asked leaders to remain steadfast in promoting development issues and support people to improve their economies.
In his summon, he gave a special message to women; "Maintain your dignity, face your challenges and have determination, be the woman you should be."
Padre Kiarie thanked the cardinal for his peace message to the society and said that they have been taught much to teach the communities on way forward.
“Do not waste your time in hatred, destruction and confrontation,’’ Padre said
One of the students who graduated in philosophy Mr. Akapetus Musee Wekesa from Kibabi Parish said the graduation was different compared to other years.
Students from more than 20 parishes in the country attended the graduation.
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