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Planned CORD mass action a recipe for chaos, elders say

23 May 2014, 09:11 Joseph Njung’eh

Nyeri - Mount Kenya Council of Elders have said the planned mass action by the opposition coalition, CORD, is a recipe for chaos in the country.

Addressing the press on Thursday, the elders said it was imperative for the country to remain united especially at this time when it is facing myriad of challenges including the Al Shabaab terror threat.

Led by their Chairman Joseph Mathenge, his Vice Chair Paul Kigoi and Secretary Paul Gathogo, the elders said the organisers of such demonstrations should be held responsible for any loss of life and property.

“We condemn with the strongest terms possible the incitement being made by some leaders to their supporters to participate in mass action. Leaders should strive to bring Kenyans together; divisive politics has no place in modern Kenya,” Mathenge said.

Mathenge said the advent of tribal clashes of 1992 and 1997, which threatened to tear the country apart, was based on such reckless utterances by a section of political leaders.

“There should be a distinction between the freedom of speech and expression and incitement which borders on tribal hatred,” Mathenge noted.

Kigoi said as a result, such mass actions always leave the common man at the mercy of hired goons who take advantage of the demonstrations to wreak havoc yet the politicians go scot-free.

Gathogo said they will be holding meetings with other councils of elders from different parts of the country in order to promote peaceful co-existence among the various groups in Kenya.

“We are in the process of reaching out to the Luo Council of elders, Kalenjin elders and other councils within the 47 counties with an aim of cooling down the political temperatures in the country,” Gathogo added.

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