Kenyan bishops call for national dialogue over ‘political and social crisis’

Posted Sep 28, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] Kenya’s Anglican bishops have called for a national dialogue conference to resolve the current “political and social crisis” in the country. A fresh general election will be held Oct. 26, after the country’s supreme court ruled that the original poll, on Aug. 8, was “neither transparent or verifiable.” The court annulled the declared result, which gave sitting President Uhuru Kenyatta of the Jubilee Alliance 54.17 percent of the vote; and his nearest challenger, opposition leader Raila Odinga of the National Super Alliance, 44.94 percent. The remaining six candidates received just 0.89 percent of the reported votes.

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