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Tuesday, 07 Nov 2017 07:09 EAT
The current political standoff pitting the National Super Alliance against the Jubilee administration could be addressed and resolved if the two political protagonists, President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader, Raila Odinga agree to dialogue.
Kangundo MP, Fabian Muli says persistent political bickering between the two factions, if unchecked may plunge the country into chaos and disorder.
Speaking to the press in Kangundo town after commissioning a seeds distribution exercise to farmers across the constituency, the MP lamented that the country’s economy had been held hostage by the ongoing political standoff and called for immediate truce between the opposition and the Government.
“This country is at standstill and a lasting solution is urgently needed to restore peace and order without which nobody will enjoy being a Kenyan. That is why both sides of political divide must abandon hard-line stance and embrace dialogue for the sake of peace,” he said.
But the MP pointed out that violence, social disorder and calls for civil disobedience are not the ultimate solutions to the political challenges facing the country today.
“Whatever we would like to achieve as a country, violence and anarchy will not solve anything but will only serve to make a bad situation worse. My call to all Kenyans of goodwill is to exercise restraint and above everything observe the rule of law,” said the MP.
The youthful MP said the current challenge of high rate of unemployment in the country was partly to blame for the escalating levels of political warmongering in which the youth have been targeted for exploitation.
“It’s the high time the political class started thinking about the youth. The current statistics of unemployed youth across the country is alarming and must be addressed as a matter of national emergency,’ he added.
The MP said one of his first priorities will be to set aside a revolving fund for the youth where registered groups may borrow capital to set up small businesses and repay without interest.
He also vowed to set up a task force that will look into the woes facing the coffee sector with a view to increasing production and therefore income generated through the cash crop.
The MP said he would achieve this through working in collaboration with the county government under which agriculture and cooperative sectors fall, to ensure farmers are empowered and motivated to produce quantity and quality coffee.
“The revival of the coffee sector is also one of our maiden agendas of wealth creation for our people. Going forward we want our farmers to have access to affordable farm inputs for maximum production as well as open talks with multinationals which can secure better prices for the crop in the global market,” said Muli.