Nandi County church leaders have vowed to stand up and offer guidance on development and leadership concerns in the county and the country as a whole.

Led by National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) North Rift region Chairman Rev Christopher Seurei, the leadership said clergy should fill the void in bringing peace and pleasure to the people.

“Church leaders should step in and be involved in the leadership of the Nation and county to enhance equity in resource distribution so that people should not suffer,” he said.

Rev. Seurei said the church was a key player in initiating peace through advocacy and warning those bent on disrupting cohesion. “As clergy, we must ensure that the government does its role as stipulated in the constitution. All of us should avoid corruption that is eating our economy,” he stated.

The chairman regretted that the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) which was meant to unite the Nation had divided it into groups adding it was not people driven. “The current agitation on constitution change through BBI is polarizing and dividing the country,” he said.

The clergyman also called on the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) to play its role effectively by ensuring peace in the entire country. “You must undertake your mandate independently without discrimination,” he said.

On health, Seurei said health services provision in the county had been adversely affected by corruption, shortage of health personnel and limited drugs at health facilities and called on those charged with ensuring quality medical care to rise up to the occasion.