Normalcy has been restored in Narok town after five people were injured while celebrating President Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory after the re-run elections.
Trouble began on Monday evening after Jubilee supporters who had thronged the town to celebrate Jubilee’s victory were confronted by people believed to be opposition NASA supporters who attacked them with clubs and stones injuring them.
Local leaders and business community led by Narok Town Ward MCA, Benard Torome and area National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) Chairman, David Mpatiany Tuesday condemned the recent incident and called for cohesion among all communities regardless of their political affiliation.
Mpatiany appealed to local banks to provide a grace period for debtors, saying many businesses were affected by the recent political activities witnessed in the country for the last few months.
Business has been low for the last three months and this made it hard for many traders to repay their loans. We are however, asking the banks not to take advantage of the tough economic season to auction their properties, he said.
Torome appealed for political tolerance among communities, saying Narok town is cosmopolitan and each community has a right to reside there and do business.
For many years, all communities have been cohabiting and doing business together in harmony and the same should continue. Politics come and go but the people of Narok shall remain, said the MCA.
Torome, who is also the leader of Majority in the County Assembly, has however asked the local police of take swift action against the perpetrators of violence saying such lawlessness should not be condoned.
A Jubilee legislator in Narok has hailed the Maa-speaking communities across the country for not falling into the trap of poll boycott by opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) and instead choosing to vote peacefully.
In Narok, President Uhuru Kenyatta managed to get 126, 215 votes while Raila Odinga got 1, 257
On August 8th, Kenyatta garnered 149, 083 votes in the region against Odinga’s 129, 545 votes.
In Narok North, Kenyatta garnered 21, 048, Narok East 12, 354, Emurua Dikirr 21, 163, Narok West 17, 920, Kilgoris 27, 876 and 25, 854 in Narok South.
Raila Odinga got 157 votes in Narok North, 97 in Narok East, 147 votes in Narok West, 483 votes in Kilgoris, 169 in Emurua Dikirr and 204 votes in Narok South constituencies.
Thirdway Alliance’s flag bearer, Dr. Ekuru Eukot came third in the County with 253 votes followed by Abduba Dida who garnered 119 votes while Kaluyu Kavinga got 99, Jirongo Khwa 36, Michael Wainaina and Joe Nyaga got 75 votes each.
Source: Kenya News Agency