Intolerance during the campaign period condemned

The Kisii County Gubernatorial candidate on Kenya National Congress Mr. Manson Nyamweya Oyongo has condemned intolerance shown by the electorate during the electioneering period.

Addressing the press after attending a church service at Darajambili SDA camp Centre in Kisii town Saturday, Oyongo castigated those who orchestrated chaos during the President’s visit to Kisumu and Raila Odinga’s visit to Thika in Kiambu recently.

Noting that the constitution allows all aspirants to campaign freely, Oyongo who is the South Mugirango MP said those who cause chaos were already sensing defeat.

Oyongo urged supporters across the political divide to maintain peace and use their ballot to bring down unfavorable leaders rather than engage in chaos. How can people in their right mind stone the president or any other person out to woo them, wondered Oyongo.

The KNC candidate lauded the NASA principals for uniting, saying it was a lesson to all Kenyans that they too could unite during and after elections.

Oyongo appealed to the electorate to vote for change saying they should not be hoodwinked with handouts by those who failed to deliver during the previous term.

He accused the ODM candidate James Ongwae of failing the electorate during the five years term saying he had not facilitated any development and could not account for resources.

Expressing optimism that he will clinch the gubernatorial seat, Oyongo attributed Ongwae’s failure to deliver to his old age

The KNC candidate promised to provide water in Kisii town and every sub county, develop the available water resources including springs, and provide equitable jobs to deserving persons in the county.

Oyongo sent condolences to the Jubilee Party candidate for Kitutu Chache South MP Leonard Gwaro Mwamba and four others who died in a road accident two days ago.

The politician cautioned his counterparts in the Country to be vigilant on the road during the campaign period saying the activity was exhausting as many went without rest. We must be very careful as much as God is protecting us, noted Oyongo.

The camp Center Pastor George Maroga urged all aspirants and the electorate to maintain peace during and after the elections.

Pastor Moraga who oversees 15 churches from the centre said the church was praying for free and fair elections, and would not take sides.

The Chairman of the Camp Centre Zebedeo Mokaya said relevant authorities should deal with conflicts and divisions emerging in various parts of the country before they escalate to a crisis.

He appealed to aspirants who lose during the polls to accept defeat and work with the winners to build the country.

Source: Kenya News Agency