Political candidates in Uasin Gishu County have continued to emphasize the need for the area residents to maintain peace and harmony as the 2022 elections continue.
The leaders urged the residents to ensure peace prevails during the voting exercise that kicked off in various pooling centres today morning and even after the elections.
UDA’s candidate for the Gubernatorial seat Jonathan Bii Chelilim, popularly known as Koti Moja, said Uasin Gishu County will still exist even after the elections, and the residents who have lived harmoniously as neighbours will still need each other in their day-to-day activities, hence the need to remain peaceful.
“As UDA we have preached peace all along and we are still calling on all communities in our county to remain peaceful whichever way the election results will go,” he said.
He implored all voters and residents to be peaceful and refuse to be incited, this is a democratic process and we respect the decision of every voter,” said Buzeki after casting his vote at Arap Moi Primary School in Ainabkoi.
Outgoing Governor Jackson Mandago who voted at Limnyamoi Primary polling station expressed confidence that peace will prevail in the county and the country after the elections.
A spot-check by KNA showed a low voter turnout in the morning hours in the rural areas compared to urban centres where the turnout is relatively higher.
There was however optimism by the leaders that the turnout will improve in the course of the day.
By Kiptanui Cherono