The Anglican Church has hit out at the National Super Alliance (NASA) over its planned 'swearing in' of Raila Odinga as the people's president in a ceremony scheduled for December 12th.
In a statement, Anglican Archbishop Jackson ole Sapit said the planned inauguration was unconstitutional, adding that one can only be President through the ballot.
“As a church, we uphold all aspects of our Constitution and there is no way we can have two presidents sworn in. Power is only achieved through the ballot and there is no shortcut to that,” he said.
Sapit said that the prolonged electioneering period halted after the swearing of President Kenyatta on November 28th following his re-election on October 26th repeat presidential election.
The cleric further noted that it was would be unlawful for the opposition to attempt using unconstitutional and unorthodox means to capture power even when the outcome of the election was upheld by the Supreme Court.
“Those who are thirsty for leadership should wait for 2022, we should now commit ourselves to national healing and reconciliation and open a new chapter of dialogue to end political divisions that recur every five years,” he said.
Even so, Sapit urged President Uhuru to hold discussions with the opposition and other stakeholders in his quest to unite the country.