NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 8 – Devolution and National Planning Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri has cautioned politicians across the political divide against making inflammatory statements which are likely to incite Kenyans to engage in chaos.
Kiunjuri took issue with a recent statement issued by CORD leader Raila Odinga that were interpreted to mean he was inciting the Maasai community to evict IEBC commissioners by force.
The CS observed that it was unfortunate that leaders would result to issue such statements at a time the country is preparing for next year’s elections.
“It’s exactly 10 months and six days to the general election, we must desist from politics that can cause chaos in the country, by the end of the day Kenya will be there without Raila Odinga, Kenya will be there without Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenya will still stand without Mwangi Kiunjuri,” he explained.
Kiunjuri made the remarks on Friday in Marmaner Ward of Laikipia County during the funeral service of Grace Wanjiku Githinji, a sister to the area county assembly member Eng. Francis Mukuria.
He was reacting to statements allegedly issued by CORD Leader Raila Ondinga on a campaign trail in the Masaai land.
Raila has since defended himself saying he did not call on the community to storm IEBC offices armed with weapons.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has already declared position of nine IEBC Commissioners and their chairman vacant after they resigned, although they will remain in office until a new team is named.