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Stop Wetang'ula prayer rallies, Bungoma MPs demand

04 December 2015, 09:43 Philomenah Chebet

Bungoma - Three MPs from Bungoma County have raised concern over rallies held by supporters of Senator Moses Wetang'ula over his plight with country's electoral body.

The MPs said the rallies should stop because they are likely to lead to chaos and violence in the region.

The legislators; John Waluke (Sirisia), Dan Wanyama (Webuye West) and Boniface Otsyula (Bumula) noted that this is also because the gatherings are causing unnecessary tension.

Speaking to News24, the lawmakers appealed to the Cord co-principal to prevail upon his supporters to wait for the verdict of of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

The MPs also condemned those behind the circulation of hate leaflets in Bungoma, Kimilili and Webuye towns threatening members of a certain community to leave the region if the Senator is deregistered by IEBC.

Read Also: Wetang'ula to know his fate in January 2016

Allies of Wetang'ula including a number of Ford Kenya MPs have held several rallies in Bungoma and Trans-Nzoia Counties to protest, with some politicians in the meetings warning that there wil be no peace if Wetangu'la is struck off the IEBC voters' registrar.

"As leaders of the region, we do not want chaos in the region. I am appealing to Senator Wetang'ula and his supporters to let the law take its cause. These rallies will not in anyway help the outcome of his case but only serve to incite residents," said Waluke.

The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) MP pointed out that investigative authorities will not be blackmailed from pursuing the matter affecting Wetang'ula by the rallies. He said the plight facing the Senator is a personal matter and should not involve communities.

IEBC is yet to decide if the name of the Senate Minority Leader will be struck off the voters' register after the Supreme Court upheld the decision that found Wetang'ula guilty of voter bribery charges, an election offence committed during the last polls.

"As a fellow learned friend like the Senator, I would advise him that his issue with IEBC needs a better and sober approach. Political prayer rallies where violence is preached against members of a certain community perceived to be behind his woes are unlawful," said Otsyula.

He explained that threatening to evict people of a certain community is against the law as Kenyans have the liberty to live anywhere they want.

"We cannot tolerate violence in Bungoma which in 2007/08 post-election violence remained relatively peaceful. The meetings are good but what we are against is the threats to evict," observed the Bumula MP.

"These meetings where peace and Kenyans are threatened should not be allowed to go on by authorities, as much as there is freedom of association," said Wanyama, who added that politicians fanning ethnic hatred should face the law.

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