Elected leaders have been challenged to work towards uniting Kenyans irrespective of their political alignment.
The Baringo Senator, Gideon Moi said development will only be achieved in the country if Kenyans are united and guided in the right way.
Speaking when he attended burial ceremony of Washington Kamaku Mwangi, father of Kasarani MP, Mercy Gakuya in Murang’a on Saturday, Moi said political divisions which have been experienced in the country for several years had slowed down development.
“As leaders we need to work on things which will see attainment of development. Unity is a key in achievement of economic growth and it’s a challenge to all elected leaders to embrace unity,” said Moi who was accompanied by Tiaty MP, William Kamtet.
The senator stressed that all leaders irrespective of their political alignment should work towards improving living standard of the citizens.
On 2022 politics, Moi said he will transverse Central region to seek support from residents, noting that currently he is focused on serving people who elected him.
On his part, Tiaty MP underscored the need for unity in the country terming peace as crucial in improving economic status of Kenyans.
Kamtet warned residents from central region not to be deceived by some leaders whom he termed as false prophets.
He argued that there are some leaders who have been traversing the rich vote region seeking support by peddling lies.
“My appeal is to ask my brothers and sisters from central region to go slow in making decision for 2022. Evaluate all the aspiring candidates well that you make wise decision for better future. False prophets are already here and will keep lying,” said the MP adding that after Jubilee completes its term KANU was ready to take over.
The Gatundu South, MP Moses Kuria who also attended the service, castigated a section of MPs from rift valley region who are inciting maize farmers to reject prices given by the government.
Kuria said the leaders should stop threatening the government and instead engage into negotiations which will help maize farmers.
“Other regions also grow various types of crops and our brothers from rift valley should know why the government is paying the given prices before they issue threats,” added the legislator.
The Nairobi ACK Bishop, Joel Waweru who presided the burial service, hit out at politicians, saying some of their actions are contrary to electorates expectations.
He cited numerous cases on confrontations witnessed in some county assemblies saying fighting among MCAs was a shame to the society.
The politicians, Waweru said have failed to assist Kenyans improve their living standards as they are yet to resolve maize, sugar and petroleum scandals.
He pointed out that corruption rocking public sector was a big disease which will affect future generations of this country.
“Let’s not bury our heads in the sands as we know some people are involved in corrupt deeds, and nothing is being done to them,” said the Bishop.
Other present leaders included, MPs, Ndindi Nyoro (Kiharu), Mary Waithera (Maragua), Ruth Mwaniki (Kigumo), and Murang’a Women Representative, Sabina Chege.
By Bernard Munyao