Power transition will be smooth, President Kenyatta assures

The interfaith group, including Archbishop Martin Kivuva of Mombasa Catholic Archdiocese, Archbishop Antony Muheria of Nyeri, Anglican Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit and the Deputy Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims (SUPKEM) Hassan Ole Naado, met President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, Nairobi. PHOTO | COURTESY | KENYA- PSCU

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta Thursday met and held talks with religious leaders at State House, Nairobi who paid him a courtesy call.

The inter-faith group, including Archbishop Martin Kivuva of Mombasa  Catholic Archdiocese, Archbishop Antony Muheria of Nyeri, Anglican Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit and the Deputy Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims (SUPKEM) Hassan Ole Naado, commended President Kenyatta for his leadership which has ensured peace, stability and cohesion amongst the Kenyan communities.

Inclusivity for all Kenyans

The religious leaders expressed gratitude to the Head of State for working towards a united Kenya by creating a path of inclusivity for all Kenyans.

Other members of the clergy who attended the meeting included Sheikh Yusuf Nasur Maki, Nairobi Catholic Archdiocese, archbishop Philip Anyolo, Bishop Emeritus David Oginde, Bishop Emeritus Silas Yego, Bishop Robert Langat, Canon Chris Kinyanjui and Father Ferdinard Lugonzo.

President Kenyatta thanked the religious leaders for their support and assured them that the process of transition would be smooth.

Incumbent Deputy President, Dr William Ruto, was Monday declared the president-elect of Kenya by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) after a hotly contested presidential election.

But Azimio la Umoja One Kenya candidate, Mr Raila Odinga, has promised to challenge the outcome in court.

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