Test election kit to show you’re ready, clergy tells IEBC

The clergy has urged the IEBC to test polls equipment thoroughly to demonstrate its credibility to deliver a free, fair and credible election next month.
The Evangelical and Pentecostal Churches of Kenya yesterday said this will help avert a crisis on Election Day.
Chairman Mark Kariuki (pictured) said the electoral agency must be adequately prepared so Kenyans have confidence in it.
“Credible polls cannot be realised if the IEBC is not doing its job effectively. The commissioners were given those positions to conduct transparent elections and that is why they should scrutinise these materials,” he said.
Kariuki was accompanied by Head of Redeemed Gospel Church bishop Arthur Kitonga and other clerics. They condemned political intolerance and urged wananchi to be peaceful.
The church warned that hooliganism and intolerance between NASA and Jubilee supporters could lead to violence if not curbed.
“We should show tolerance to other people’s opinions and choices during this electioneering,” Kariuki said, further urging politicians and their supporters to accept the outcome of the polls.

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