Eldama Ravine Members of County Assembly have called on Orange Democratic Party leader Raila Odinga to come out and condemn yesterday’s Deputy President’s William Ruto convoy stoning at Kondele, Kisumu County.
Led by Baringo County Leaders of Majority Lawi Kipchumba, the leaders said that Raila should condemn the stoning saying that if such behaviors are tolerated it may cause a lot of tension and harm in the country.
“Raila should have been the first leader to condemn what transpired yesterday in Kondele, he should tell the youths in Kondele that what they did was very wrong and it should never happen.” Said the Leader of Majority.
Lembus Member of County Assembly Benjamin Koech asked Deputy President’s supporters not to take revenge but instead welcome them and listen to every aspirant and decide on who to elected based on their agenda.
“It is a shame that Deputy President’s convoy was stoned in Kisumu. A month ago, Eldoret residents received Raila peacefully, I am very proud of them because they did not boo or stone him and that is what should be happening because each one of us has a democratic right to move around the country selling their manifestos.”
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We want to tell our youths not to revert whatever happened yesterday let’s leave it to God. The people will decide.” Said Koech.
On his part Eldama Ravine MCA Julius Ng’otie asked the police to investigate the matter asking them to do their work independently saying that police might be used for wrong reasons.
“I want to tell police that they should not let anyone to influence them, the statement by police yesterday was very absurd they should make arrest and arraign the perpetrators in court. Such behaviors should not be tolerated.” Said Ng’otie.
The MCAs also urged other leaders eyeing different political seats within the County and the country at large to preach peace while campaigning and not to use youths to disrupt peace saying the country should be peaceful now and after the 2022 general elections.