Lugari MP Ayub Savula has appealed to president Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga to champion for peaceful election ahead of the August 8th polls instead of rekindling memories of 2007/2008 post-election violence which is likely to evoke tension among
Speaking in his constituency, Savula appealed for peaceful campaigns during this time when several presidential hopefuls are traversing the length and breadth of country popularizing their political parties.
He, however, said utterances being used by the president and the opposition leader were not upright at this time when political temperatures are so high and were likely to arouse animosity among Kenyans on an ethnical basis.
Savula urged the two leaders to seek amicable ways of solving their differences without causing unnecessary tension which he said later will culminate into violence, looting and even loss of lives.
He said the country had learnt painful lessons from the 2007/2008 post-election violence and would not wish to see a replica of the same during this electioneering period and even after the 2017 general elections.
“I would like to appeal to president Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga to stop forthwith reviving the 2007 post-election violence, they are inducing serious emotions among Kenyans who lost their beloved ones, it’s time for healing. As we approach another
general elections we don’t want to create tension in this country. They should stop evoking the emotions of Kenyans and keep off ICC and post-election violence topics,” he said “Kenya needs peaceful elections and a peaceful transition from the post 2007/08 violence to free and fair elections in 2017,” said Savula.