South Rift leaders call for tolerance in BBI rallies

South Rift leaders have come out to strongly condemn the utterances made by a section of leaders in BBI rally meeting held in Narok on Saturday.

Speaking in Nakuru on Sunday,the leaders led by Kericho Governor Prof.Paul Chepkwony and Nakuru Deputy Governor Dr.Erick Korir termed the utterances as uncalled for.

Governor Chepkwony stating that the utterances by a section of Maa community leaders in Narok were not good adding that they would lead to polarization of the country.

While noting that the BBI was meant to unite Kenyans,Prof.Chepkwony said the suffering and injustices of the Maa community should not be addressed by oppressing other communities.

“We know the Maa community has gone through alot of injustices but it’s inappropriate for the leaders to think such can be addressed by oppressing others” said Prof.Chepkwony.

Prof.Chepkwony calling on President Uhuru Kenyatta to act firmly on the war mongers before the country burns.

According to the Kericho Governor,matters land should not be used to cause division in the country.

“The issue of land in Narok is that of a willing seller with the buyer settling and applies anywhere in Kenya.As such we call on the President to act firmly on the war mongers before the country burns”he said.

The Kericho Governor adding that the BBI rallies should give voice to every Kenyan including the marginalized communities.

Sentiments echoed by Nakuru Deputy Governor Dr.Erick Korir who called for sobriety in the way the BBI rallies are held.

Martin Gichinga
Author: Martin Gichinga

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