As campaigns  kick  off official  ahead of  the august  8th  polls,  religious groups  across  the  nation  have embarked  on a preaching  peace  and  unity during and  after  this  period.

Lamu residents  drawn from  different  religious  backgrounds  gathered  at  the  Mpeketoni  grounds  to  preach and pray for peace and  unity.

It was a show of spiritual unity that brought together all the religions within Lamu county with one message of peace and political tolerance in the electioneering period as the congregation gathered at mpeketoni grounds to preach and pray for the nation organized by Lamu interfaith peace initiative.

Led  by  sheikh Ibrahim Omar the chairman of Lamu interfaith peace,  the  meeting which  brought together  Muslims, Christian  and  other religious  group  emphasized  on  the  need  of  religious  leaders being at  the  forefront  of preaching peace and treating  each  person  equally since  there  is  no superior religion.

On his side Bishop Maurice Pepela of Mpeketoni Christ the King International Pentecostal urged residents to give aspirants time to campaign peacefully as a way of avoiding chaos.

Lamu county in particular Mpeketoni  has been  on  the lime  light  following a series  of  attacks in 2014,  by  suspected al-Shabaab militia  leading to deaths  of  more  than  one 60 people a situation that drew thick  boundaries between  Christians and Muslims  on allegations that  the  attacks  were sparked  by religious  differences with others linking  the  attacks  to  political  differences.