Residents living in Nakuru West Sub County in Nakuru have been urged to shun divisive politicians who are out to divide them on tribal lines but rather embrace Peace and unity ahead of the August polls.
Speaking on Tuesday at a Peace Initiative forum in Ronda Ward that brought together various aspirants and stakeholders, Nakuru Town West Parliamentary seat aspirant Kariko Mwangi said a time has come for the residents of Nakuru West and Nakuru as a county to unite and embrace peace.
“During the 2007/2008 we experienced post election violence because of some politicians and thus why we don’t want to go that direction. So even as we encourage people to take IDs,we are also encouraging the residents to co-exist” said Kariko.
His sentiments were echoed by Nakuru County Women Rep aspirant Gladys Kamuren who called on Nakuru residents to shun tribalism and any leader advocating for tribalism.
Kamuren who is eyeing the Nakuru Women Rep seat on a Jubilee ticket also called on women in Nakuru to embrace unity for a better society.
“As Nakuru residents let us shun tribalism. This county is cosmopolitan and we can do more if we unite” she said.
The Peace Initiative Forum coordinator Benson Mwangi reiterated that Nakuru Town West is an area with all the tribes.
He called on politicians to avoid advocating for tribalism but rather engage all the citizens living in the area for a cohesive society.
Sentiments that were echoed by Samuel Kamau Njuguna a stakeholder from the transport Industry respectively.
“We have decided we want peaceful Nakuru West and Nakuru County as a whole. Let the politicians shun divisive politics since we are one people and one nation” they said respectively.
The Peace forum was also attended by Rhonda MCA John Macharia, Nakuru Town West Parliamentary aspirants Victor Ngatia and Fransicah Kamuren among others.