“This is a very important day in the whole world as it gives peace organizations, the church and residents to know the importance of keeping the peace,” -Bishop Calistus Barasa
By Brown Wafula
Professionals in various fields, Church leaders and residents of Bungoma County on Wednesday joined the rest of the world in celebrating International Peace Day. Addressing members of the media on Wednesday at the Bungoma County Commissioners’ office, Bishop Calistus Barasa a member of the Interfaith Council Network said that International Peace Day is a very important day as it promotes peace.
“This is a very important day in the whole world as it gives peace organizations, the church and residents to know the importance of keeping the peace,” Mr Barasa noted. Mr Barasa lauded the Bungoma County security team for tirelessly working with the church and other bodies to ensure that peace prevailed before, during and after the last elections held on August 9th.
“We worked with the Bungoma County security team to ensure that there is peace in the entire county before, during and after elections.” He added, “The Interfaith members are drawn from all churches within Bungoma County as a way of ensuring that peace messages are spread in every corner of the county,” Mr Barasa congratulated politicians who lost in the polls for accepting the results. “The 2022 election is a historic one in the country, we have never had such an election since we gained self–rule, let us keep the spirit and push Kenya to the next level and promote the country’s economy,” Mr Barasa added.
Barasa’s sentiments were echoed by Christine Wafula, Bungoma County Assistant Commissioner, who pointed out that Bungoma has no insecurity hotspots. “Recently, before the August polls Bungoma was counted among the conflict hotspot regions but because of our continuous sensitization we are now okay,” Mrs Wafula said. Mrs Wafula called on Bungoma County residents to keep peace everywhere.