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Thursday, 16 Mar 2017 18:57 EAT
Kangundo parliamentary hopeful Fabian Muli has called on residents of the region to maintain law and order during this campaign period and not allow themselves to be used to perpetrate violence. The aspirant addressed the residents and members of the media at Syanthi, where he cautioned young people in particular to champion peace during the campaigning for August 8 general elections.
The larger Kangundo region has witnessed a spike in armed violence in recent months, and Mr Muli, who is a Nairobi-based lawyer, said the people should be allowed to choose their leaders freely without the threat of violence. He urged his political opponents including the incumbent to desist from using decisive words that can trigger violence.
The aspirant castigated President Uhuru Kenyatta for engaging in verbal altercations with opposition governors, saying the president was lowering the dignity of his office. "We have seen some reckless remarks made by the president in Turkana and Mombasa counties and call on him to lead by example because his remarks can tear our nation apart".
Mr Muli, who is running for the seat on a Wiper Party ticket, also called on cabinet secretaries responsible for agriculture and emergencies to step in and save vulnerable families during the current drought situation hitting the country.
The writer is the news editor of the Kenya Free Press