A number of political leaders have called for the country’s unity after the just concluded General elections.
The leaders who converged at the Former Labour Minister and Nambale MP Philip Masinde’s home for the burial of his wife, the late Teresa Barasa Masinde in Bulanda village said unity was key to the Country’s development.
Former Lugari MP Cyrus Jirongo urged both winners and losers in the recent elections to bury their political differences and forge ahead with the country’s development.
I was one of the contestants in the elections and I have conceded defeat despite the pain of losing, he said.
Water and Irrigation Cabinet Secretary (CS) Eugene Wamalwa urged Kenyans to pray for peace adding that the time for politicking was over.
Wamalwa at the same time called for patient to allow the Supreme Court to do its work exuding confidence that they will deliver justice.
I know the lawyers will take care of the presidential petition and once the verdict is made, let us accept it and shun divisive politics, he said.
He further urged community elders to step up their role in uniting communities adding that Kenya was indivisible.
The CS assured residents of close working relationship in case the Supreme Court ruling favours the Jubilee government.
Nambale MP John Bunyasi urged leaders to allow the Supreme Court to handle the Presidential petition in order to have a fair and just ruling.
Bunyasi at the same time advised the local residents to support the ban on the use of plastic bags adding that it was good for the environment.
The ceremony was attended by Environment and Natural Resources CS Prof. Judy Wakhungu and her Defence counterpart Rachel Omamo who relayed condolence message from President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The late Teresa Masinde died at the age of 80 last weekend after a long struggle with cancer.
Source: Kenya News Agency