Matulo ward MCA Paul Wanyonyi has urged his opponents and all the aspirants vying various seats in Bungoma County to preach peace during this electioneering period and stop inciting the youth to disrupt political rallies.
While addressing the press after visiting Webuye Sub County hospital, he said some politicians know they won’t emerge victorious in the general elections and have resorted to dirty politics and propaganda. “Am surprised that some of my competitors vying as independent candidates have decided to speak ill of me, forgetting that those who rejected them during nominations will send them packing in August,” he said.
The MCA urged everyone to preach peace given that all Kenyans will need each other after the elections, “We’ll need each other after the elections. Our neighbours and friends should be more important than even the election,” he said, “Peace is very vital and the country is more important than any individual.”
Furthermore, he defended his track record, especially the development he has overseen in infrastructure and education, citing that feeder roads are now in good condition and evident improvement in the ECD education sector, with needy students also getting bursaries.
His sentiments were echoed by Webuye residents led by one known as Mr. Omanyi, who said boda boda riders are now finding it easy to work, especially at night given that there is sufficient electricity connection and lighting in the region adding that they’ll support him without looking at party affiliation.