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.