PM warns of rising ethnicity ahead of elections
12 March 2012, 18:02
Nairobi - Prime Minister Raila Odinga has cautioned leaders on rising ethnic animosities, saying that if ethnicity is not discussed openly and candidly, the situation is bound to worsen as elections draw closer, Daily Nation reports.
As he delivered his key note address at the People’s Conference on National Diversity, Race and Ethnicity hosted by the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) at the Kenyatta International Conference centre, Raila urged leaders who are vying for high offices to shun tribal politics and compete for power on the basis of credentials, policies and ideologies.
Raila went on to add that it was unfortunate that Kenyan politicians have used competitive political process to discourage unity and stir up ethnic emotions.
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