KISII, Kenya, Jul 21 – Deputy Prime Minister Musalia Mudavadi has urged Kenyans to be agents of peace during and after the forthcoming general elections.
Addressing thousands of supporters at several whistles stops in Kisii County, Mudavadi said Kenyans have every right to choose the leader they want and the responsibility to live in harmony regardless the outcome after the elections.
“Election is about allowing people to make their choice of leaders without intimidation. Kenyans have that right to choose their leader but they themselves must be agents of peace to avoid violence similar to that of 2007. Never shall we allow bloodshed. We must guard against what happened in 2007”, he told a crowd at Etago centre.
He was accompanied by a host local leaders including a sister to ODM executive officer Janet Ong’era, Betty Abuta, who has defected to UDF and legislators George Nyamweya, Justus Kizito, Jeremiah Kioni, Nderitu Muriithi and Yusuf Chanzu.
As has now been an established tradition, the DPM continued to use a vehicle throughout his campaign to see and feel the pain Kenyans are experiencing due to bad roads in parts of the country with assurances that he will increase investment in the sector to improve the situation.
The UDF entourage toured Kisii County South Mugirango, Bomachoge, and Bobasi constituencies with stopovers at Tabaka, Nyamarambe, Etaga, Kenyenya, Sengera, Ogembo, Sameta, Nyamache, Igare and Itumbe centres where excited thousands thronged to listen and hear from Mudavadi.
Mudavadi said Kenyans must not expect a peace negotiator every election to reconcile them but make a decisive decision to elect a servant leader who stands for stability and harmony to peacefully move the country forward.
“Be decisive and elect me your president in the first round to avoid a second round that could ignite ethnic acrimony”, he said.
Mudavadi said Kenyans must use the remaining time to the elections date to vet all leaders who have offered themselves to lead them but should not be influenced at the last minute by handouts to gamble with the leadership.
“We have seven months to the general elections. Let us use that time to decide who is best to lead this country. We should not be influenced last minute by handouts and gamble with our lives. This is about family lives; our children, wives, husbands and the unborn Kenyans. We cannot gamble with it”, he pleaded.
“I am seeking mandate from Kenyans not to rule them but to be their servant. I am not here to abuse. Mine is to sell my policies on how to assist Kenyans for better, interact with the people to understand their problems so that I can address them when elected president”, he told an attentive crowd at Ogembo market centre.