Ameru Professionals condemn National Resistance Movement

Ameru Professionals have urged opposition leaders calling for resistance to authority to abandon the move saying it will cause anarchy in the country.

The professionals drawn from Meru and Tharaka Nithi Counties said the civil disobedience against Kenyans mandated to carry out certain functions will adversely affect the country’s economy and tourism industry.

Speaking on behalf of the professional at a press conference at a Nairobi hotel Tuesday, Cabinet Secretary for Lands and Physical Planning, Prof. Jacob Kaimenyi said Kenyans who feel aggrieved on any issues should seek redress through legally recognized institutions.

Prof. Kaimenyi said continuous efforts to discredit the work of independent institutions, threatens their credibility and ability to carry out their mandate satisfactorily, saying time has come for Kenyans to accept outcomes made by institutions.

He said the country has the most progressive constitution in Africa and globally, an indication that there is no place for secession in Kenya.

If the 2010 Constitution is implemented to the letter and with good spirit it has enough check and balances to ensure quality governance and leadership in the country, the CS said.

He at the same time urged Kenyans to use it constructively and productively to enhance devolution in the counties, especially in the management and distribution of resources.

Prof. Kaimenyi said the professionals support the proposal for a national dialogue meant to address diverse concerns facing the country, but after the President elect has been sworn in.

We want it to be inclusive where key stakeholders such as religious leaders, KEPSA, national council of elders, women, youth, civil society, professional organisations and political leaders including NASA are involved in the dialogue, he added.

He said people who continue to propagate hate speech and incitement should be arrested and prosecuted, as they werere a serious threat to the country’s national cohesion, integration and peaceful co-existence.

We appeal to our youth not be drawn into demonstrations as recently witnessed in the country where demonstrators burnt houses, looted property, used stones and slings to harm helpless and innocent Kenyans, added Kaimenyi.

While congratulating the security agents for their patience and restraint during provocations in the just concluded repeat presidential elections, the CS said police officers who used brutality on innocent Kenyans be held accountable.

The professionals congratulated President Uhuru Kenyatta for winning the elections and the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission for conducting a successful election.

In his remarks, the Government Spokesperson, Eric Kiraithe said the government is committed to a democratic and professional police service and urged police officers to remain steadfast and impartial while discharging their duties.

The government is aware the police did a good job during the just concluded presidential elections, however, incidences of torture that have been mentioned will be investigated, Kiraithe said.

Among the professionals present were the Commissioner National Cohesion and Integration Commission, Prof. Gitile Naituli and Commissioner of National Lands Commission, Silas Kinoti.

Source: Kenya News Agency