The National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) has urged the government to mitigate the high cost of living affecting Kenyans especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.
In a statement read to the press at the Pentecostal Church of Kenya(PEFA) Church headquarters in Migori town, the chairperson of NCCK in Migori county Canon Joshua Abulo said that the nation should reflect on the state of the economy.
The head of Migori Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK) said that citizens were economically suffering due to the constant rise of prices of basic commodities and pointed out that income among Kenyans had been depleted by the Covid 19 pandemic.
He pleaded with the government to reverse the recent increase of taxes and high price of fuel to give the citizens a chance to weather through this difficult economic period.
On the issue of Covid 19, the Canon Abulo highlighted that the church will continue to pray for those infected and affected by the pandemic.
He regretted that many people had lost their loved ones to the disease, and many others struggling to finance treatment of those infected.
On politics, the Canon cautioned the clergy and other religious leaders to safeguard the pulpit from being used as a campaign platform.
He stressed that the leaders should not allow worship services to become toxic as politicians and aspirants used the places of worship as battlefields for the 2022 general election.
On matters Constitution of Kenya Amendment Bill 2020, the Canon emphasised that the NCCK had a Civic Education Handbook that had been shared through their structures and the church to enable all Kenyans understand the proposed amendments and their implications so as to make informed decisions.
He urged all Kenyans to read and understand the Referendum Bill when they get the copies and also attend Civic Education forums wherever such are convened.
He cautioned Kenyans against the notion that nobody else was reading the BBI on their behalf.