Leaders in Eldama Ravine, Koibatek Sub County, Baringo County have come out forcefully and condemned the blocking of Deputy President William Ruto from accessing a church function and service in Nyeri County.
Speaking at Full Gospel Churches of Kaptim and AIC Arama during a fundraiser for the two Churches, Baringo County Leader of Majority Hon. Lawi Kipchumba asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to be warry of leaders whom he said would derail his legacy.
MCA Lawi accused Kieni Member of Parliament Kanini Kega for what he termed as outdated ways of blocking other leaders with different opinions from even attending church functions.
“What Kanini Kega did is despicable and we condemn it with strongest terms possible, he should have used the resources he used in blocking the deputy president and the residents of Kieni from attending a church service in renovating poor roads in his area.”
Lawi’s sentiments were echoed by former Eldama Ravine Member of Parliament Hon. Musa Sirma who asked leaders to preach peace as we approach the upcoming general elections.
“Let us not incite people, let us not block people from going to where they want to go like it happened to the deputy president in Kieni.” Noted Sirma.
He warned politicians against using the youth to cause violence noting that the youth should be empowered since they are our future leaders.
“Our youth do not let anyone use you for the wrong reasons, do not let them buy you alcohol and give you bribes to disrupt the peace we have in our country.” Sirma urged.
On her end Eldama Ravine Member of Parliament Aspirant Halima Abdulrahman asked leaders to desist hate speech and incitement as we approach the 2022 polls.
“Am calling upon our leaders let us not abuse our young ones, let us avoid using them to do all the dirt that we have been doing. We want a peaceful country, with or without elections.” Said Halima.
She added that Kenya is a peaceful country and peace should be maintained now and even after elections for the development of the country and the economy.
“ Kenya is for all us and it is a peaceful country let us continue enjoying the peace we have, so that our business people can have environment that is safe for them to continue doing their business .” She said.
By Faith Jepngetich