Clergy, peace stakeholders castigate CORD over rallies
16 June 2014, 11:26
Nakuru - Clergy, peace stakeholders and elders drawn from Nakuru County have come out strongly condemning the opposition, Coalition for Reform and Democracy (CORD) over the ongoing public rallies in various parts of the country.
Led by chairman of Likia and Beyond Peace and Conflict Resolution Bishop Abraham Gitu, the team accused CORD’s leader Raila Odinga of polarising the country after Kenyans had settled for development issues.
“We are worried as a team that played a greater role in seeking for harmony prior to the 2013 general elections in the country, and if the opposition leaders are allowed to proceed with the ongoing rallies, they country might be polarised,” said Gitu while addressing the media at a Nakuru hotel on Sunday.
His sentiments were echoed by Grace Koskei from the District Peace Committee, who accused a faction of politicians of misusing the youth at the expense of their selfish political aspirations.
“We have lost lives in politically instigated violence before and we will not allow such to happen again,” said Koskei.
On his part, chairman of the Kikuyu Council of Elders Nakuru County chapter, James Anene, said lack of proper consultations between the various arms of the government has contributed to the political showdowns that are being witnessed in the country.
This came even as CORD held a public rally in the coastal city of Mombasa Sunday.For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page!
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