Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa has urged politicians from Western region to shun divisive politics and join hands in fighting for the development of the area irrespective of party affiliation.
Addressing mourners in Nzoia village, Sinoko ward, Likuyani constituency during the burial of Mzee Joram Lewis Sambai, Eugene faulted a section of local leaders for perpetuating divisive politics at the expense of development.
The CS decried that some leaders were hell-bent on fueling propaganda and character assassination against senior personalities at a time when the community required unity of purpose to spin the wheel of development to greater heights
He urged residents to refrain from ethnic groupings as it is hampering efforts at unity and harmonious co-existence among the diverse communities in the region. The CS said those seeking leadership roles should not create fear and alarm among the public since it does not augur well for growth and advancement.
He noted that persistent wrangles among the leaders were counterproductive to the socio-economic prosperity of the region and urged local politicians to ease their hardline stance for the common good of the area.
“We need to work together as one team, I urge all political party leaders, governors, MPs, MCAs and other leaders to shelve their political differences and work together for the sake of development,” said Wamalwa.