Murang’a Council of Eminent Persons calls for peace ahead of polls

Murang’a Council of Eminent Persons calls for peace ahead of polls

The Murang'a Council of Eminent Persons during a press address on November 9, 2021.

  • The council called on Kenyans to act responsibly during the campaign season and be their brother’s keeper.
  • This comes as the country continues to witness heightened political activities.

The Council of Eminent Persons from Murang’a County is calling on Kenyans to maintain peace as the country gears towards the 2022 General Election.

In a council meeting held on Tuesday, members called on each and every Kenyan to act responsibly during the campaign season and be their brother’s keeper as well.

This as the country continues to witness heightened political activities, with leaders eyeing to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta in the August polls crisscrossing several parts of the country in search for votes.

It is the rising political temperatures that have caught the attention of the Eminent Persons of Murang’a who are now calling for sobriety during this period.

“The council wishes to appeal to all Murang’a people and all Kenyans, in general, to maintain peace during this campaign period because we’re getting into a busy season,” said Nyamu Njoka, the council secretary.

According to the council, the political class should take the lead in ensuring a peaceful campaign season.

“We can speak on behalf of and for Murang’a, but we’re also using this opportunity to appeal to all Kenyans of goodwill that, during this campaign period, we need peace in the country,” stated Mr. Njoka.

The Ministry of Interior recently put some politicians on notice for spewing hate in political rallies.

Other than politics and the call for peace, the council is also raising alarm over increasing cases of drug abuse in Murang’a County; they want that matter addressed with immediate effect.

“The council has over time discussed the challenge related to about drunkenness in Murang’a, we note that it has destroyed lives and families. We wish to call upon well-wishers to join us as we look forward to establishing facilities that will take care of people with issues of drug and substance abuse,” added Mr. Njoka.

They are calling for an establishment of modern rehabilitation centres to safeguard the future generation.