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Government spokesperson calls for peace amid political campaigns

The Government Spokesperson Colonel (Rtd) Cyrus Oguna has urged wananchi to maintain peace amidst the current scrambling for votes by various political factions ahead of the 2022 General Elections.

Oguna who was spoking Wednesday at the Longisa County Referral Hospital said politicians were in a friendly competition, which he noted was a basic characteristic of democracy, saying alignment to certain political factions must not divide the people of Kenya.

He said many will recall the 2007/2008 post polls skirmishes that reduced the country to a state of anarchy, while many government projects were destroyed in the chaos.

Oguna stated that the violence reversed milestones made on projects, including roads and buildings which the Government was forced to rebuild using colossal amount of taxpayer’s money.

“Peace must prevail during the ongoing political campaigns and we must avoid being divided by political affiliations,” he said.

All we must do is to participate in democratic elections by peacefully and wisely choosing leaders who are focused on improving projects such as infrastructure and youth employment, added Oguna.

He said pending government projects would be completed before the 2022 General Elections.

By Kipngeno Korir



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