December 13th 2017

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Nakuru women aspirants appeal for ethnic unity

Ms Koske also called on the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to ensure the August 8 elections reflected the general will of the voters.

By Jackson Okataamboleokata@gmail.comTuesday, 11 Apr 2017 18:05 EAT

Women leaders aspiring for various seats in Nakuru County have appealed to the residents to foster ethnic integration in order to enhance the development of the area. Speaking in different meetings, Kuresoi North parliamentary aspirant Everlyne Koskei and a Nakuru MCA  Rosemary Kamau said peace was most needed during the election time.

Ms Koske said Kuresoi North constituency had lagged behind in development due to past ethnic based conflicts, yet it had great potential for growth and could generate wealth and employment for the residents if it had committed and focused leadership.

She added that the current leadership in the constituency had failed to uphold the principles of transparency and accountability in the use of the Constituency Development Fund.

Kuresoi North constituency is one of the least developed areas in Nakuru County due to recurrence of politically-instigated ethnic violence that rocked the area between 1992 and 2007, leading to displacement of people and destruction of homes, schools, hospitals and other institutions.

She thanked the Jubilee government for restoring peace in areas which had been affected by conflicts which she said had enabled the residents to engage in productive economic activities. She also called on the Jubilee Party to conduct free and fair party nominations to enable the pick the leader of their choice. 

Ms Koske also called on the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to ensure the August 8 elections reflected the general will of the voters.

The same sentiments were echoed by Nakuru nominated MCA Rosemary Kamau who toured various part of Nakuru Town. Ms Kamau said that it was uncalled for the opposition to carry and announce the election results adding that it was a role of the IEBC which is mandated by the constitution.

The writer is contributing reporter for the Kenya Free Press based in Nakuru County





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