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Kisii candidates unite in calls for peace ahead of elections

MP Silvanus Osoro (South Mugirango) who is among the hopefuls said no Kenyan deserves to die on account of political differences.

In Summary

•The country, he said, is on the verge of making a momentous decision whose outcome must be respected.

•He told Kenyans to be ready to come to terms with any presidential candidate who will win. 

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Candidates vying for various seats in Kisii want the residents to forge peace and readily reconcile themselves with any poll outcome next week. 

MP Silvanus Osoro (South Mugirango) who ditched KNC for UDA to defend his seat said no Kenyan deserves to die on account of political differences.

The country, he said, is on the verge of making a momentous decision whose outcome must be respected.

He told Kenyans to be ready to come to terms with any presidential candidate who will win. 

“We are at that decisive and defining moment where we must leave it to God and be ready to accept the reality that the candidate you least like may win or the one you like might lose,” Osoro said.

He urged youths to avoid being used by politicians to cause chaos.

“I request the youths to remain vigilant against forces that want to use them to square out wars they little know about. No one should die for us, politicians win and lose and life continues,” he said.

The MP spoke at St Anns Metaburo Primary in Etago, South Mugirango during a bus donation.

Further clarion calls for unity were made by KNC candidate for Bonchari seat David Ogega.

Ogega however termed the proposal by Interior CS Fred Matiang'i to relocate the Suneka airstrip to Nyamira Suneka as unwelcome.  

Governor candidate on a UDA ticket Ezekiel Machogu also spoke during rallies in Kitutu Chache North where he called for peace saying no outcome should justify violence.

“A day or two after poll, reality should have sunk that we are Kenyans first. Politicians may have ambitions which must not be used as a basis to wage wars against others,” he said.

Speaking at his home on Sunday, ODM governor candidate Simba Arati called on the youth to tame their emotions.

“Campaigns are quickly coming to a climax then you will sit back and decide on who to vote for. Let's make an independent decision without coercion. We need peace, not violence,”  Arati said.

Candidates Sam Ongeri (DAP-K) and Chris Obure said Kenyans are banking their expectations on a good poll outcome.

“The way we are conducting ourselves now will either sell us to the future positively or negatively and thus the need to reconcile ourselves with what Kenyans have in store for us,” Obure said during a press briefing at Maya Resort in Ogembo. 

In Nyaribari Chache and Nyaribari Masaba candidates James Kenani, Eric Obino, Richard Tongi and Hillary Nyaanga urged voters to turn out in large numbers during the election day. 

Obino said the youth must seize the moment and be part of the process that defines the political change they need for their country.

“We want youths who have a positive attitude towards voting and can positively engage in the electoral process,” Obino who is vying for the Nyaribari Chache seat on a Kanu ticket said.

In Nyaribari Masaba, Nyaanga urged bodaboda riders to find time and vote.

 

Edited by Kiilu Damaris

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