• The secretary-general said all tribes are one, united as siblings, pointing out that no one should separate them.
• "Kenya is one, let's love each other. After elections there is life. We should not threaten each other and do not let others threaten you," he reiterated.
COTU secretary general Francis Atwoli has urged Kenyans to embrace peace and brotherhood during and after the August 9, general elections.
He spoke in Marani, Kisii County on Tuesday.
"Kwa hivo tunataka uchanguzi wa amani, uchaguzi usio na bugdha, uchaguzi wa nyinyi kupendana," he said.
This loosely translates to, "We want a peaceful election, an election without violence. An election in which Kenyans love one another".
Atwoli urged the Kisii people to vote for people they are willing to work with, regardless of tribe, adding that all people should embrace each other, especially if there are other tribes, amongst their land.
"Kenya is one, let's love each other. After elections there is life. We should not threaten each other and do not let others threaten you," he reiterated.
On Monday, Mama Ida Odinga also urged Kenyans to vote peacefully, and maintain calm.
"During this election period, I urge each one of you Kenyans, and even the leaders to spread love everywhere you go. Tuwe na uchaguzi wa amani (let's have peaceful elections)," Ida tweeted.