Kenyans urged to maintain peace during ICC trials
10 September 2013, 13:20
Nakuru - Youth leaders from different political parties in Nakuru town have urged Kenyans to observe peace during and after the trials of the three Kenyans at The Hague.
The youth leaders also called on the fellow youths in the country not to be used by political leaders to bring unrest in the country during the trial period.
Speaking on Tuesday morning in Nakuru town during a press conference, Clare Obora the secretary general of Inter-Party Youth Forum (IPYF) called on all leaders to shun propaganda that might destabilise peace in the country irrespective of their political affiliation.
“The youths must not allow themselves to be used by anyone during this period and that’s why we urge all Kenyans to maintain peace,” she urged.
Obora also called on the political leaders to be careful when making remarks in public that might plunge the country into unnecessary chaos.
“We understand this is a trying moment for our country and that’s why our political leaders must be very careful when making any remarks in public,” she said.
She further called on the government to be on the look out for the politicians who might be inciting the communities against each other saying the country cannot afford to slip back into the events of 2007/2008 violence.
The IPYF also called on the government to form another task force that will replace the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) in dealing with leaders who are fond of making reckless sentiments in public.
“We are not ready to have a repeat of the 2007/08 chaos,” she pointed.
On the VAT issue, the youth leaders called on the government to reduce the taxing of essential commodities as it might lead to an increase in crime rates in the country.
They also want the government to address the youth employment in the country saying the economy of the country greatly depends on them.
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