DP Ruto calls for peaceful campaigns

Deputy President William Ruto has asked leaders to desist from engaging in violence.

He said it was wrong for them to use the youth to cause chaos.

Dr Ruto noted that it is possible for Kenya to have peaceful elections in August if politicians compete on issues and ideas.

“We cannot take Kenya back to where communities fight each other because of politics,” he said.

He was speaking today in Njoro when he engaged grassroots leaders, professionals and politicians from Njoro and Molo.

The Deputy President said Kenya Kwanza was committed to ensuring that Kenya remains stable and communities co-exist, and embrace diversity.

“We can only move forward if we stop using violence and ethnicity to meet our political objectives,” he explained.

He noted that a better Kenya will be built through the foundations of cohesion and peace.

Leaders present in the meeting were Rigathi Gachagua, Justin Muturi, Susan Kihika, Kimani Ngunjiri, Tabitha Karanja, Charity Chepkwony, Kimani Kuria, among others.

Mr Gachagua asked the Opposition to come up with programmes that will empower the youth instead of using them to cause chaos.

“We are past the era of violence in our country. Let us work together to transform our country,” said the Kenya Kwanza Running-mate.

On her part, Ms Kihika who is also a Gubernatorial Candidate said Nakuru will remain a beacon of stability in Kenya.

“This is a county with many different communities. We must continue preaching co-existence for our peace and development.”

 Mr Muturi noted that the foundation of stability that Jubilee built in 2013 should be furthered.

He condemned the political violence directed at the Kenya Kwanza leadership in Jacaranda on Sunday and asked the police to hold those responsible to account.

“We want to have a better country for everyone. We cannot afford to preach ethnicity and division again,” noted the Speaker of the National Assembly.

The leaders urged those in attendance to unite and vote for Kenya Kwanza on August 9.

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