Kenyans urged not to be divided along religious lines
02 October 2013, 13:27
Nairobi - The Anglican Arch-Bishop, Eliud Wabukala, has called on believers of diverse faiths in the country not to be divided along religious lines following the Westgate terror attack following reports that the Al Shabaab terrorists were targeting non-Muslims.
Addressing senior government officials, the diplomatic core and other mourners during the National Prayers Day in memory of Westgate terror victims, Wabukala said unity in Kenya will prevail despite the terrorists' plot to cause a division among Kenyans.
(A banner of the National Prayers Day in memory of victims of Westgate terror attack. Photo: Samuel Kisika, News24, User)
"Kenya has experienced a number of tragedies this year ranging from the JKIA fire, insecurity in Bungoma, Garrissa, Mandera, and recently the Westgate terrorism by evil Al Shabaab terrorists," said Wabukala.
"These terrorists wanted to cause religious conflicts in Kenya after excluding Muslims from the Westgate attack but their purpose will not succeed because our religious unity will become even stronger," added Wabukala.
(Clerics line up during the National Prayers Day in memory of victims of Westgate terror attack. Photo: Samuel Kisika, News24, User)
Wabukala warned that no religion allows shedding of innocent blood since all people are created in the image of God despite having diverse religious beliefs.
Wabukala also called on the government to foster security by putting in place right mechanisms to prevent more attacks from the terrorists.
He said political leaders should not show their unity in times of tragedies urging them to always put aside their political differences and supremacy battles to serve citizens for economic growth of the nation.
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