Prayers and Calls for cohesion and harmonious integration among all tribes ahead of the August elections continue to take the centre stage in Kericho which has for years been a cosmopolitan County where various tribes have coexisted for years despite the Kipsigis sub-tribe of the Kalenjin tribal group largely inhabiting the County.
Thursday as Kenya marked the historic Saba-Saba day, hundreds of women from the notable tribes in Kericho County among them Kikuyus, Kalenjins, Luos, Luhyas, and Kisiis under the Evangelical Women Alliance took to the streets in a caravan to pray and preach peace love and unity as the country gears up for the general election on the 9th of next month.
The women in the peace caravan that was flagged off by the Kericho County Commissioner Mr. Kamau Karungo made various stopovers within Kericho town where the clergy led the members of the public in prayers and urged them to vote wisely and remain sober and harmonious and maintain law and order for them to enjoy the fruits of good leadership and developments.
Kericho Deputy Governor Ms. Lily Ngok who was among the women who marched to the Kericho Police station and to the County Assembly of Kericho commended the Evangelical Women Alliance for the peace campaign and prayers noting that mothers are the backbone of a family unit and should remain guarded and protected for the wellbeing of families.
“If there is chaos in the country, it is the women, mothers, and children who suffer the most. And that is why we are really advocating for peaceful elections,” said Ngok.
On her part, the Evangelical Women Alliance Chairperson Ms. Winnie Tirop expressed her optimism that the coming elections will be peaceful since the church had prayed and continued to pray for the same.
“Because we have prayed, we are claiming that women will be peaceful, they will not indulge in any crime. Evangelical Women Alliance champions for peace, compassion, integrity, justice, and truth,” said Tirop
Also present at the peace caravan were local politicians including Ms. Beatrice Kemei the Women Rep candidate in the coming elections who also vowed to continue advancing peaceful campaigns around the County.