Ford Kenya party leader Moses Wetangula has urged candidates and parties with candidates vying for the Kibra seat in the upcoming November by-election to hold peaceful campaigns. Speaking to the press while accompanied by other party leaders and the Ford Kenya candidate Eng. Khamisi Butichi on Monday, Wetangula said the campaigns should be peaceful and devoid of any tussles. “We want those campaigns to be devoid of any stone throwing, any mud slinging, any name calling,” he said, “We want those candidates to present themselves with civility to the people of Kibra.”
He also urged the press to provide equal coverage to all the candidates vying in the race, who include ODM’s Imran Okoth, Jubilee’s McDonald Mariga, ANC’s Eliud Owalo, Ford Kenya candidate Butichi and other candidates. Butichi thanked the party officials for giving him the chance to vie for the seat representing Ford Kenya, pointing out that he is part and parcel of Kibra.
He said there is a new dawn in Kibra and things won’t be done as usual, adding that the residents of Kibra are united and won’t bow to divisive politics, “We warn those planning to bring mayhem and division to the people of Kibra..people in Kibra are one despite our religion, despite our tribes and despite the villages we live in.” He said the campaign rolled out by Ford Kenya will be tailored to the needs of the people of Kibra.