As Kenyans wait for the repeat polls slated for Thursday 26th October, Kimilili MP Didmus Wekesa Barasa has assured those who will turn up to vote of sufficient security saying it is their democratic right.
Addressing the press in Kimilili town after meeting with his constituents, the MP said it is a democratic right of every Kenyan to either participate or not participate in an election saying either choice must be respected by all.
He cautioned politicians especially those from outside his constituency against fuelling a hatred message among his electorate saying they have to adhere to the rule of law saying the law will have to take its cause in case anyone is found going astray.
The Kimilili MP said he will be on the ground to ensure voters are safe saying the ballot paper will have names of all the eight candidates who participated in the August election and Kenyans will have an opportunity to choose whoever they want.
However, he called upon the residents to maintain peace during the whole exercise saying the country needs to move on after the exercise and Kenyans need to resume their normal duties.
His sentiments were echoed by former Mt Elgon MP John Bomet Serut who said Kenya belongs to all the citizens and no one should be incited to destroy property that has been gained and set up through sacrifices and commitment.
He called upon elected leaders to work together in harmony to ensure residents of Bungoma benefit from devolution as well as resources from the national government.
The former MP also urged residents to make an informed decision on which leader to support saying the economy of the country depends on the kind of leadership which will be in place.