NO FISTFIGHTS

PS Nabukwesi calls for peaceful campaigns ahead of polls

Says if political accusations continue, then peace will be ruined during elections and people might lose lives

In Summary

• He faulted leaders who hire and ferry goons to funerals, adding that it is a breach of peace.

• Nabukwesi also asked politicians to decide on the political formations to join and show Kenyans where to place their votes on August 9.

University Education and Research PS Simon Nabukwesi.
University Education and Research PS Simon Nabukwesi.
Image: TONY WAFULA

University Education and Research PS Simon Nabukwesi has urged politicians to hold peaceful campaigns to avert loss of life and property before, during and after the August election.

He faulted leaders who hire and ferry goons to funerals, adding that it is a breach of peace.

Nabukwesi spoke in Sirisia constituency, Bungoma county.

“I humbly ask politicians seeking various elective positions to maintain and preach peace messages during political rallies. If we continue with the kind of political accusations that I'm seeing, then peace will be ruined during elections and people might lose lives because of political differences," he said.

The PS said he has been to universities but has never seen students engaging in fistfights and accusations, instead they carry on peaceful elections and choose their representatives in peace.

“I have conducted many universities' elections in the country, but I have never seen them behave the way some politicians are behaving, leaders should be role models to the younger generation," he said.

Nabukwesi also asked politicians to decide on the political formations to join and show Kenyans where to place their votes on August 9.

"Some politicians are still stuck on which outfit to join at this point and aspirants must show voters the way to go," he said.

Edited by A.N