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Clergy calls for calm as protests rock parts of the country

Catholic Bishop Martin Kivuva during a past media briefly. [Photo/ the-star.co.ke]



Diocese of Mombasa Catholic Bishop Martin Kivuva has called for an end to the protests being experienced in some parts of the country following the announcement of presidential results by IEBC on Friday that saw President Uhuru Kenyatta declared winner.


Bishop Kivuva said there is no need for Kenyans to fight because of politics urging them to remain peaceful and calm.

In an interview with The Star, the Catholic Bishop appealed to President Uhuru Kenyatta and NASA leader Raila Odinga to reach out to each other and calm the rising tension and anxiety over poll results. 

''This is the time president Kenyatta should reach out to the opposition and stop the protests that are being reported in some parts of Nairobi, Siaya, Migori and Kisumu,” he said as quoted by the daily.

Bishop Kivuva said that the country's peace and unity is what matters most and that politicians should preach tolerance.

Kivuva also appealed to NASA to seek court redress over their dissatisfaction with the presidential results.

According to media reports, protests have been reported in Nairobi's Kibera, Korogocho, Kawangware and Mathare areas.

Similar protests have also been reported in Kisumu, Siaya and Homabay counties.

NASA leaders are yet to address the public.

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