Saboti MP condemns leaders fanning ethnic tension

Saboti MP Caleb Amis addresses residents of Cherang’any at Kachibora during a session with interior cabinet secretary Fred Matiang’i on March 1, 2021. Photo/Courtesy

Saboti MP Caleb Amisi has condemned a move by some leaders who are driving a tribal agenda in their bid to gain a political footing within Trans Nzoia County which is inhabited by multi-ethnic residents.

Mr. Amisi observed that the region has for long been enjoying peaceful co-existence among communities in the region and any form of political incitement should be contained at the earliest opportunity.

“We are concerned that some leaders are mongering fear to residents of this cosmopolitan county to vote in their favour or else they will be victimised,” he spoke at Kachibora in Cherang’any constituency.

Cherang’any MP Joshua Kuttuny noted peaceful co-existence has been a key pillar in the socio-economic growth of the region saying any attempt to curtail the tranquility must be resisted by residents.

“We want leaders who are hunting for votes to sell their agenda instead of backing on tribal animosity and class profiling as a leeway. It is regrettable that this vice is being perpetuated by some national leaders,” said Mr. Kuttuny.

Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i who was present said police are on top of matters assuring residents that those who try to create tension will not be given space to have a repeat of the 2007 post-election violence.

“We have a duty to ensure Kenyans co-exist peacefully since we are not seeking popularity. Those who are beating drums of violence for political reasons will be dealt with the full wrath of the law,’ said Mr. Matiang’i.

The cabinet secretary who toured the county on a development tour was accompanied by devolution cabinet secretary Eugene Wamalwa, Elgeyo Marakwet Governor Alex Tolgos, Moiben MP Silas Tiren and businessman Zedekiah Bundotich alias Buzeki.