Nyamira County interfaith council has called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to act and control the country from going into chaos amid rising political tensions that have been witnessed in the country in the recent days.
Addressing the media in Nyamira yesterday, the Nyamira interfaith council chairperson, Dr Charles Ondiga noted that the country was headed to a wrong direction and unless the President acted swiftly, the country could be headed to the chaos we experienced in the 2007/08 general elections.
Dr Ondiga said the chaos witnessed in Murang’a County on Sunday where pro and anti DP William Ruto factions clashed was a sign of bad times ahead of the 2022 general elections.
People lost lives in Kenol, Murang’a County when anti-Ruto faction tried to block his entourage from accessing the AIPCA church where he would later preside over a church fundraiser.
The clergy also asked the government not to ‘misuse’ the police to unleash violence on innocent Kenyans.
“We condemn the Sunday incident at Kenol in Murang’a County where the police were used to disrupt a church programme, I urge the government of Kenya to stop misusing our police officers to cause chaos,” said Dr Ondiga.
These sentiments come as the DP is expected in Gusii this week where he’s expected to meet his supporters in Nyamira and Kisii counties.
Barely a month ago, DP Ruto visited Kisii County’s South Mugirango Constituency residents, a tour where chaos were witnessed in the County’s headquarters between the pro and anti Ruto factions. Scores were injured in the melee.
By Deborah Bochere/Dan Nyamanga