ENOUGH POLITICKING

Stop traumatising us with politics, Maendeleo Ya Wanawake tell leaders

Women leaders say country has been polarised for years and supported cabinet changes.

In Summary

• Women leaders say some of the worrisome statements by the leaders are causing a lot of uneasiness to Kenyans.

• The NGO pledged support for the changes President Uhuru Kenyatta made to the cabinet on Tuesday.

Maendeleo ya wanawake chairperson Rahab Mwikali.
Maendeleo ya wanawake chairperson Rahab Mwikali.
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Maendeleo ya Wanawake Organisation leaders have asked political leaders to stop their 'noise' and support government initiatives.

Led by their chairperson Rahab Mwikali, they urged leaders to find a way to air their conflicting opinions. 

"We strongly believe grievances, disputes, and differences in opinion can be addressed in a more respectable way especially when addressing the President and all leaders working in the government," Mwikali said.

 
 

Her sentiments were echoed by former Karachuonyo MP Phoebe Asiyo who said, some of the worrisome statements by the leaders are causing a lot of uneasiness to Kenyans.

"People are really fearsome, afraid of the future, the unknown, of what is going to come. Our mission here today is to ask our leaders to stop traumatising us and to think about this country as one nation," Asiyo said.

The NGO pledged support for the changes President Uhuru Kenyatta made to the cabinet on Tuesday.

"We believe the President means well for this nation. Apart from his legacy, he wants to leave a secure and peaceful country where all tribes of Kenya can participate in governance," Asiyo said.

"Think about this country as one nation, we have become polarised for many years now."

Other leaders who have supported Uhuru's new cabinet include Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru who said she hopes the move will make leaders put aside politics and self-interest and serve Kenyans.

"The changes of Cabinet by H.E the President are very welcome and timely. We hope that this new team and especially those in charge of sectors directly touching on peoples lives will put politics and self-interest aside and focus on service delivery to Kenyans," Waiguru said.