EACC Chairman Asks Faith-Based Organizations to Positively Influence the Youth Ahead of General Elections

EACC Chairman Asks Faith-Based Organizations to Positively Influence the Youth Ahead of General Elections

27:10:2021: EACC Chairperson, Archbishop(Rtd). Eliud Wabukala has called upon  faith-based organizations to shield the youth from misuse by politicians as the country heads towards the  2022 general elections. 

The Chairman asked faith based institutions to instill positive values  among the youth. “Let us foster positive values and insulate the youth from misuse in order to cause cultural re-engineering and ethical behaviour change in our societies. This is possible by using the family unit and institutions of learning to pass values-centric  teachings and lessons to young ones.” He said.

EACC Chairman Rtd Archbishop Eliud Wabukala Speaking during the symposium.

Archbishop(Rtd). Wabukala was speaking at a symposium organized by the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) on 27 October 2021 at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development.   The Chairman observed that one of the key threats to a credible and peaceful election was social radicalization,  “The advent of the internet and social media brought about many advantages and disadvantages and a  large section of the society, especially the youth, have become dependent on social media, where some platforms provide negative content leading to social radicalization and collapse of the societal moral fabric.”

The Chairperson also called upon  faith-based institutions to support  interventions aimed at barring persons engaged in corrupt and unethical conduct from election or appointment into public office. “Let us work together to advocate for strengthening of the legal framework on implementation of Chapter 6.” He said.

The Chairperson of the National Cohesion and Integration Commission, Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia in his remarks noted that there were emerging patterns and trends of electoral violence  across the nation brought about by polarised political rhetoric.  Dr. Kobia called upon Kenyans to adhere to the constitution and the word of God.  “We also urge the youth to harness their full potential as peace builders in order to break the destructive narrative that young people are drivers of conflict.” He said.

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