Makueni residents asked to maintain peace

Political aspirants in Makueni County have been urged to reign on their supporters to ensure they maintain peace during this campaign period.

Speaking at Machinery in Kibwezi East Sub County on Thursday during Madaraka Day celebrations, area County Commissioner (CC), Alex Ole Nkoyo challenged leaders to do their campaigns peacefully and avoid breaking the law.

We urge leaders and residents to ensure peace prevails before and after the August 8 polls. Elections will come and pass like wind, but Kenya shall remain, said the county commissioner.

The CC informed leaders that he will soon have a meeting with them to deliberate on how to uphold peace during this electioneering period.

On development, Nkoyo lauded women in the region for their high uptake of monies from the Women Enterprise Fund which was key to promoting development activities.

However, he chided local youths for not joining groups in order to apply for funds from the Youth Fund, which was geared towards assisting them combat poverty.

The government is giving money to the youths through the Youth Fund but they are not applying for the same. But women have applied for monies and were involved in efforts to fight poverty, said Nkoyo.

Concerning SGR, the county commissioner urged local residents to protect the mega project which he said belonged to all Kenyans.

I ask you to disregard petty politics infiltrated into this noble project and protect it at all costs. It does not belong to President Uhuru Kenyatta but the people of Kenya. This is a Vision 2030 project and will be completed as per government plans, noted the administrator.

Speaking at the same function, Senator Mutula Kilonzo Junior urged local residents to verify their names in the IEBC voters register beforehand, so as not to experience difficulties come August 8 elections.

Others present were Kibwezi East MP, Jessica Mbalu and Jubilee candidate for the Makueni senatorial seat, Peter Maundu.

Source: Kenya News Agency