Passaris challenged politicians to preach peace, desist from inciting their supporters to acts of violence and help reduce escalating political tension.
She said Kenyans should support efforts by President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga to bring the country together through the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI). “We must emulate our two leaders who are committed to end tribal violence and despondency because of political competition,” she added.
Passaris made the remarks in Mombasa on Wednesday when she accompanied members of the National Government Affirmative Action Fund (NGAAF). The team is on a tour of the Coast region to familiarize with projects initiated by various Saving and Credit Cooperative Societies (Saccos).
The Legislator also criticized those conducting early campaigns for the 2020 general elections saying efforts should be directed towards development matters and issues that will uplift living standards of Kenyans.
At the same time, the Woman Rep urged governors in the country to help respective women representatives in undertaking projects which are beneficial to children and women. “We need our governors to help us complete our projects meant to help our youth and women to improve their wellbeing,” she said.
She further urged the governors to set aside land that will be used to set up centres that will address gender violence and other issues affecting children and women.
Changamwe Member of Parliament Omar Mwinyi who was present commended women in the area for forming strong societies that have helped them to initiate meaningful projects.
Mwinyi also praised boda boda operators saying their Sacco had been voted the best in the constituency. He encouraged them to use their income to expand their businesses.
Mombasa Women Representative Asha Hussein also attended the function.
by Mohamed Hassan