NCIC urges Kenyans to keep peace after presidential results declared » Capital News
Nairobi, Kenya, 15 August – The National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) has called on Kenyans to maintain peace even after the announcement of the presidential winner and urged them to accept the results no matter what. be the result.
Speaking in a televised address on Monday, NCIC Chairman Samuel Kobia called on Kenyans to remain peaceful regardless of their political leanings.
Kobia further called on the winners of the elections to be magnanimous and to cross the divide to make peace and forge a way forward.
“This also applies to citizens. Let’s all be magnanimous and appreciate the pain we all feel when we lose. Do not insult each other or unnecessarily rejoice in others. we are all in one nation called Kenya,” he said.
The NCIC chairman further called for dignified treatment of ballot losers.
He called on all election losers to follow the example of those who gave in peacefully and those who chose to go to court.
“We commend all leaders who have peacefully accepted defeat and those who peacefully seek redress,” he said.
He commended Kenyans for keeping the peace so far, saying the country was able to hold peaceful elections thanks to the efforts of local and international partners.
Kobia urged Kenyans to beware of fake news and wait for the official announcement of the results from the commission headed by Wafula Chebukati.