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Igembe South MP speaks election date

22 March 2012, 12:18 Tony Ndungu Karomo

Igembe South Member of Parliament Mithika Linturi has commended the March 4, 2013 general election date urging politicians to respect and support the IEBC’s decision other than confusing Kenyans more by being controversial.

Linturi said the constitution that Kenyans supported enmasse advocates for an election after 60 days with effect from the expiry of the term of office for the sitting parliament. “The decision of the IEBC in fixing the election date to next year is laudable and accordance to the law. Wananchi are the key players in making the verdict on the election date and since they supported the new constitution let it be followed,” said Linturi.

He said the two principals need not differ over something that is very clear in the constitution that elections will only be held 2 months after the end of the coalition government or expiry of the term of office for the 10th parliament. The legislator further urged politicians to work in tandem to ensure a peaceful campaign to bring forth a cohesive society full of tolerance to each other.

Linturi called on the electoral body to streamline their operations to curb any form of rigging during election to avoid a recurrence of the past election violence.“The results to be announced need to be free and fair so that all the parties are contented to avoid any division and violence in the country,” he said. Linturi was speaking at Igembe Boys in his constituency during an education day to award the best performed schools in the region.

The MP urged teachers to work harder to aim at competing nationally congratulating them for taking the second position in the Meru County in last year’s KCSE examinations. To motivate the learners the MP treated the best 15 last year’s candidates with a choppers flight to the Meru National Park.

According to one candidate Mbutura Kibara from Igembe Boys who scored grade A said the tour was exciting and motivated him to aspire to become a pilot. He also donated shs.8 million shillings for improvement of infrastructural facilities in 14 schools within the constituency.

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