Elders calls for calm
25 March 2013, 12:59
Elders from the Rift Valley region have called for sereneness in the region as the whole nation awaits the Supreme court’s verdict on the CORD’s petition that seeks annulment of Jubilee coalition’s victory in the March 4th polls.
The spokesperson for the Rift Valley Council of Elders Gilbert Kabage has said that despite the country being in its most difficult times, the virtue behind a successful Kenya in terms of development is by maintaining calm and knowing that the least a common mwananchi can do is watch, not forgetting that their ended on March 4th.
Kabage warned that failure to observe peaceful coexistence and resolving to listen to a few leaders that do not have the country’s interests at heart rather their selfish wants would be like leaving the country to the dogs.
"Nobody wants our lovely Kenya to head that direction and that is the reason as to why we should ensure that we are not drawn apart by few selfish leaders,” Kabage noted.
He however applauded the National Security Council’s resolutions to halt all political meetings saying such are used by some politicians to preach hatred among communities as well as a platform for incitement.
Kalenjin elders council chairman Wilson Leitich called for keen observation of indirect incitement by the political leaders and also appealed to wananchi to read in between the lines when the political leaders act in ways that are aimed at separating them as well as stirring the peace that prevailed during and after the general elections.
Nakuru county council of elders chairman Samuel Maigwa wanted the people to receive the supreme court’s verdict with much positivity when it is finally presented to the public.
He said that the court’s history is a clean one hence can be trusted to deliver just and fair ruling on the same.
In the meantime, Maigwa urged Jubilee’s Uhuru Kenyatta and Cord’s Raila Odinga to assure Kenyans that they will not set up scenarios after the verdict, but would fully accept the ruling and follow its directives to the letter.
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