Kenya:Association of Evangelicals in Africa’s Statement on elections in Kenya

General December 27, 2007

For Immediate Release

As Kenyans exercise their democratic right to choose their leader for the next five years, the Association of Evangelicals in Africa’s hopes is that this election will be free, fair, and devoid of rigging. We pray that the senseless acts of intimidation and violence that preceded this day and have already cost precious lives, will cease and that allegations of rigging will be thoroughly investigated and those found guilty be prosecuted in accordance with Kenyan laws.

In a message of support for an incident-free election day, Rev Ndaba Mazabane, the President of AEA, said: “The people of Kenya and all those eligible to vote deserve better. The least they can be afforded is the freedom to elect a president who will lead, serve and help them build a winning nation. In the last five years Kenya has been emerging from long economic meltdown, often characterised by corruption and mal-administration. May this election bring hope to many dreams that have been dashed, and not turnout to be a nightmare of unfulfilled expectation.”

AEA calls on all to accept the results once certified and declared free and fair, and to waste no time in pulling together in unity for the reconstruct of this great nation.

Association of Evangelicals in Africa (AEA) established in 1966, is a continent-wide organisation representing 33 national Evangelical alliances, 34 mission agencies and 11 special members. Our vision is to and unite evangelicals in Africa for (w)holistic ministries that make a difference. We aim to mobilise and empower our members for a total transformation of our communities.

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