Religious Leaders Commit to Preach Peace and Sobriety
July 26, 2022: - The Evangelical Association of Kenya (EAK) in collaboration with NACADA has launched a partnership aimed at promoting sobriety, peace, and accountability among the elected leaders before, during, and after the general elections.
The initiative is part of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that aims at promoting… the event was held at the Sarova Panafric Hotel that brought together church leaders, church-affiliated civil society organizations, and NACADA representatives. The event was attended by over forty (40) church leaders.
Speaking during the event, the leaders underscored the role of the church in the prevention and management of alcohol and drug abuse in society and by extension the country.
“We will continue praying for sobriety and peace ahead of the elections. We want Kenya to remain united as we have been even after these elections”, said Dr. Nelson Makanda, General Secretary, Evangelical Association of Kenya (EAK).
Prof. Mabel Imbuga, the NACADA Board Chair asked the Church to help preach the gospel of sobriety peace, and reconciliation before, during, and after the 2022 elections. She said that “The same people that are bribed with alcohol and drugs are affiliated to various religious organizations and it is up to the respective leaders to remind them that we need Kenya after August 9.”
She also commended the leadership of EAK for initiating this partnership that will advocate for and implement evidence-based programs focusing on parents, children, and youth.
The Evangelical Alliance of Kenya (EAK) is the National Umbrella Organization for evangelical churches in Kenya. Their vision is to empower evangelicals to bring God’s transforming grace to the people of Kenya, through a united prophetic voice and holistic ministries.