Kenyan bishops plead for peace, fear post-election violence
August 16, 2017
The Catholic bishops of Kenya have called for calm in the wake of disputed general elections.
An independent electoral commission declared on August 11 that incumber President Uhuru Kenyatta had been re-elected. But his rival Raila Odinga has contested the results.
Violence flared over the past weekend, with 24 people reportedly killed. The Catholic bishops issued an appeal for peace, fearing a repetition of the bursts of violence that followed elections in 2007 and 2008, causing hundreds of deaths and forcing tens of thousands to flee their homes.
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!