•Kibra by-election praised as being largely peaceful
•Youth urged to take studies seriously and avoid bad peer influence
The Mwingi muslim community has called on Kenyans to embrace peaceful co-existence for development of the country.
Speaking during Maulid celebrations at Mwingi Masjid Noor mosque, Muslim activist Khalid Sunkari said there was a need for Kenyans to live in peace and desist from engaging in any behaviour which might compromise the current political calm.
Khalid said Kenyans were happy after the Kibra by-election last week, which was largely peaceful and opponents freely sold their manifestos, after which they even went a step further to congratulate the winner.
He said the Muslim community in Mwingi will take this festive season to preach peace and encourage youths to be serious with studies and avoid bad peer influence.
“During this vacation, we will engage youths to be useful like giving them chances to exercise their talents among other involvements,” Khalid said.
Mawlid celebrations mark the birthday of Prophet Muhammed and is celebrated on November 9 to 10 every year.