Saturday, January 29, 2022
No menu items!
HomeYour CountyKisiiOngeri calls for political tolerance in Gusii region

Ongeri calls for political tolerance in Gusii region

Kisii Senator Prof. Sam Ongeri has urged political aspirants in Gusii region to embrace political tolerance and shun violence as the country prepares for general elections next year.

Addressing the press during a prayer function held at his Gesusu home in Nyaribari Masaba Sub County, Prof. Ongeri said political aspirants should not hate each other because they are competing for various positions within the county.

“I recognise that there are several local leaders seeking Governorship position in this county and I do not have any hatred towards them. The message that Kenyans must get is that this country doesn’t have to go into fighting all the time,” he said.

The Senator noted that peace is a fundamental element that must be promoted as the country heads to the poll and voters are equally entitled to support a candidate of their choice.

“It is important for me to say that let us speak the language of peace in this county. As you continue asking for your votes wherever you are, maintain decorum which promotes peace,” he added.

In addition, he pointed out that he will be seeking the county gubernatorial position and was confident of winning the seat under the ODM ticket.

Presently, succession politics have taken centre stage in the county with more than seven candidates expressing their interest in succeeding Kisii Governor James Ongwae including Kisii Deputy Governor Joash Maangi, Woman Representative Janet Ongera, Dagoreti North MP Simba Arati, Rachel Otundo, Nyaribari Masaba MP Ezekiel Machogu, PDP Party Leader Omingo Magara and Former MP Manson Oyongo.

Speaking at the same venue, Ongwae said he has worked closely with Prof. Ongeri while serving the residents of Kisii and the good relationship between them has led to the development of the region.

The County Boss urged residents to keenly elect a development-oriented leader out of those who are contesting for the Kisii Gubernatorial seat in the 2022 general elections.

Ongwae pleaded with the clergy to tell politicians to respect the church and desist from mocking leaders because they are the ones who will pray for them to succeed in the coming elections since leadership is God-given.

Kisii County Senator Prof. Sam Ongeri speaking at a past event

He also asked religious leaders to always pray for politicians who are seeking various elective posts in next year’s poll.

The prayer function was attended by clergymen from various denominations such as Catholic, Seventh Day Adventist (SDA), PAG, Church of God and Muslims among others. 

 

The Countyhttps://thecounty.co.ke
The County brings you comprehensive and unrivaled coverage of the happenings in all 47 Kenyan counties. It has not happened in mashinani if it is not on The County!
RELATED ARTICLES

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisment -

Most Popular