Three political party leaders have cautioned Kenyans not to fall for tricks by some presidential candidates who have no ability to unite the country and revive the ailing economy.
The leaders Musalia Mudavadi (Amani National Congress), Martha Karua (Narc-Kenya) and Moses Wetangula (Ford Kenya) have asked Kenyans to evaluate each of the presidential candidates and avoid being enticed to elect a leader who will bring more problems than solutions to the nation.
The three leaders accompanied by scores of elected politicians were speaking at Kinyona Catholic Church in Kigumo Sub County where they participated in a fundraising event to assist Bishop Gatimu Girls Kinyona.
During the event that was organized by Murang’a Woman Representative Sabina Chege on Sunday, Mudavadi warned Kenyans against electing leaders who lack humility.
He observed that some leaders have been so bitter and angry most of the time saying such individuals should not be given the opportunity to lead the country.
“After the term of President Uhuru Kenyatta expires, this nation wants a leader who will promote peace, unite all communities and revive the economy. Some leaders already have shown their true character by always expressing bitterness and hurling insults at others,” said Mudavadi.
He told people of central Kenya to support his presidential bid promising to revive the country’s economy and ensure Kenyans have money in their pocket.
Martha Karua on her part, drummed support for unity among leaders and residents of Mount Kenya region.
Karua faulted those calling for disbanding political parties saying the country is a multiparty democratic state and having more parties does not mean Kenyans cannot unite.
“We are advocating for a united Mount Kenya region without disbanding political parties. As a country we cannot go back to the time of one political party rule,” stated Karua.
She said those seeking presidential positions in next year’s election are free to sell their agenda and manifesto to people from the populous mount region.
“Presidential candidates can feel free to sell their agenda to people from this region and the locals will make decisions and support candidates who will take care of issues affecting the region,” added Karua.
Wetangula called political leaders to stop insults and incitements saying that Kenyans need peace especially this time the country is geared towards general elections.
He faulted leaders who have been insulting others and creating unnecessary tension among members of the public.
“A leader should embrace humility, listen to people and make right decisions instead of resorting to insults and bitterness and trying to incite people based on social class,” said Wetangula.
Kieni MP Kanini Kega who was also present expressed confidence that the people from the central region will speak in one voice before next general elections.
He explained that all leaders from the region are expected to meet and make a decision on how they will approach the elections as one united front.
Other elected leaders who graced the occasion included Wanjiku Kibe (Gatundu North), Beatrice Andangala (Vihiga), Alfred Agoi (Sabatia), Jude Jomo (Kiambu Township) among others.