VP calls for patience over soaring prices

April 18, 2011 12:00 am

, KERICHO, Apr 18 – Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka has appealed to Kenyans to be patient over the current soaring of commodity prices occasioned by skyrocketing of international fuel prices.
Mr Musyoka noted that the problem was global and people should not resort to avenues that could deteriorate the condition further and affect the economy of the country.
He assured that the government will look for ways of cushioning Kenyans against the economic hardships.
The Vice President was speaking ain Kericho town on Sunday evening where he held a consultative meeting of leaders from Kericho and Bomet counties.
Present were MPs Benjamin Langat (Ainamoi), Julius Kones (Konoin), Victor Munyaka (Machakos town), Benson Mbai (Masinga), Peter Mwathi (Limuru) and Peter Kiilu (Makueni among other leaders.
The VP called on leaders not to politicise the issue of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) saying the government was doing everything possible to end the problem of people who are still languishing in camps.
He said the issue is being addressed regardless of the status or communities who have been displaced.
The Vice President however emphasised that the issue of Mau evictees will be resolved with human face putting into consideration the issue of environmental conservations as well.
"The issue of land is quite sensitive and should be approached with care to the satisfaction of all stakeholders as well as putting in mind due consideration of environmental conservation,’’ said the Vice President.
Mr Musyoka said that the implementation process of the new constitution is the sole responsibility of all Kenyans as the new document is for the benefit of the nation and not an individual or any community in the country.
The Vice President underscored the importance of peaceful coexistence amongst all Kenyans for the common good.
He particularly appealed to the youth to embrace patriotism and shun activities that could ruin their future.
Mr Musyoka urged them to work closely with elders noting that the latter have the necessary wisdom to enable them face the challenges of life.
The Vice president at the same time urged the media to exercise professionalism by being objective in their reportage on issues affecting the country so as not to over blow matters that are hitherto, trivial and of no benefit to the nation.
Leaders who spoke at the meeting urged Kenyans to uphold peace and unity for the sake of nationhood and enhanced socio- economic prosperity.
They said it is only through national healing and reconciliation that peace and stability can be realised.

The leaders advised Kenyans to learn from the past and elect national leaders wisely particularly considering their past records in national cohesion and development aspirations.

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