PREACH PEACE

Wamatangi calls for peaceful campaigns, urges NCIC to act

Senator says government should not sit back and watch as leaders compromise peace and unity

In Summary
  • Wamatangi said while politicians have started devising ways to attract supporters into their camps their quest might push them to use inciting statements. 
  • The senator urged the National Cohesion and Integration Commission and the office of the DPP to be extra vigilant.
Kiambu Senator Kimani Wamarangi and Kijabe MCA Nyutu Wamwere reads eulogy of Deborah Wanjiku at Bathi primary school on Friday
Kiambu Senator Kimani Wamarangi and Kijabe MCA Nyutu Wamwere reads eulogy of Deborah Wanjiku at Bathi primary school on Friday
Image: GEORGE MUGO
Kiambu Senator Kimani Wamatangi greeting residents at Bathi primary school on Friday
Kiambu Senator Kimani Wamatangi greeting residents at Bathi primary school on Friday
Image: GEORGE MUGO

Kiambu Senator Kimani Wamatangi has warned politicians to desist from polarising the country along tribal lines.

Wamatangi said while politicians have started devising ways to attract supporters into their camps, their quest might push them to use inciting statements which can lead to divisions, chaos, displacement, loss of property and death. 

"This is a country where we have witnessed political chaos. We would not want a repeat," he said.

He spoke at Bathi Primary School in Lari subcounty in Kiambu county on Friday during the funeral service of Deborah Wanjiku. 

The deceased was the mother to Gathumuri sublocation assistant chief Leah Kagwima.

Wamatangi was in the company of area MP Jonah Mburu, Kijabe MCA Nyutu Wamwere, area deputy county commissioner Agnes Karoki, and former area MPs Mburu Kahangara and David Njuguna.

The senator, who is also the Senate Chief Whip, urged the National Cohesion and Integration Commission and the office of the DPP to be extra vigilant to contain political war mongers and inciters.

"This time the commission should swiftly swing into action to apprehend and prosecute politicians who utter inciting statements. This country needs order," he said.

Wamatangi said that the government should not sit back and watch as leaders compromise peace and unity for people who have lived as brothers and sisters for ages.

"We need each other today and in future after the elections. Let us  protect one another because we need each other," he added.

He asked politicians seeking any position and more so the presidency to endeavour to be ambassadors of peace.

Area MP urged youths to desist from being used by politicians to disrupt political meetings.