•He said the country is not doing well economically and further actions to strain the economy through demonstrations are not welcome.
•The youthful leader said if Raila wants the country’s economy to be resuscitated, he should be part of those calling off the demos.
Emgwen MP Josses Lelmengit has called on opposition leader Raila Odinga to consider calling off demos against the government for the sake of peace and tranquillity.
Speaking to the Star, Lelmengit said the country is not doing well economically and further actions to strain the economy through demonstrations are not a favourable choice for every youth in Kenya.
The youthful leader said if Raila wants the country’s economy to be resuscitated, he should be part of those calling off the demos.
“The opposition leader has had his time, and as a youth of this country, I am telling him that we respect him. Whatever he is fronting will not add value to the current economic stresses the youth are undergoing,” said the MP.
The MP said Raila as an old man should make peace with everyone, including the youth and the elders.
“We respect the contribution Raila has brought into the country’s democratic space, but we are not in support of the ongoing demos and destruction of property,” he added.
The legislator said the country has just moved on after the last year’s general elections, and the economic stress that spread across the globe did not spare the country.
“I am calling on him to work closely with President William Ruto to change the economic status of our country. As I have said, riots will not heal this country,” said Lemengit.
The MP also took the opportunity to call on the Ewusi Luo community to stop damaging transport vehicles from Kericho to Kisumu.
He said the difference between the leaders should not flow down to the electorate.
“The elders should show us love so that we can move on as a united people and build our country,” said the MP.