Clergymen in Kenya have appealed to President Ruto to unite the country after a hotly contested and divisive General Election.
Speaking after holding a meeting following the Supreme Court verdict, the religious leaders urged Ruto to inspire confidence in Kenyans.
Led by Chairman of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) Archbishop Martin Kivuva, the clergy also praised Kenyans for maintaining peace.
“We thank all Kenyans for the democratic maturity that they have manifested by actively and peacefully participating in this year’s general elections. To the President-elect, be a symbol of national unity and inspire confidence in Kenyans,” Archbishop Kivuva said.
They also commended Azimio candidate Raila Odinga “for the great role he has played in in advancing leadership in the country”.
“You have indeed demonstrated strong statesmanship in your calls for the rule of law to be respected and upheld,” they added.
The religious eaders also called on the Judiciary to ensure justice is served in the rest of the election petitions filed by various aspirants.
“We commend the Supreme Court for its decision and we are cognisant of the fact that not all Kenyans were satisfied with the decision. We call upon the rest of the Judiciary to prepare and ensure justice is done and is seen to be done in the petitions touching on other electoral positions,” said Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims Chairman Yusuf Abuhamza.