Leaders call for peaceful campaigns

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Eng. Noah Muyundo after being cleared
Eng. Noah Muyundo after being cleared

As Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission  (IEBC) continues to clear different aspirants to run for different seats in the country,  some candidates are calling on politicians to avoid using abusive language and using goons to disrupt their opponents’ meetings.

Addressing media after being cleared to vie for Sitikho ward seat at Matisi market in Webuye West Constituency, Eng. Noah Muyundo has appealed to all aspirants especially from his ward to exercise sobriety and sell their manifesto and agenda to electorates instead of using innocent youths who are given little token and alcohol to disrupt peace in the meetings of the opponents’ and funerals, which he says isn’t good and leaders should shun from the vice.

”Our people have suffered a lot and it’s only ideal that you sell your manifesto in a peaceful way so that will give hope to the hopeless Sitikho people who are yearning for change to vote for one of us instead of using other means,” said Eng. Noah Muyundo.

Muyundo will be vying on a independent ticket and will be facing off with the incumbent Hon. Grace Sundukwa (Ford Kenya), Protus Lumonje (UDA), Eric Soita (DAP-K), Domiano Waswa (Maendeleo Chap Chap) and Duncan Wandera (Independent).

He has promised goodies for the voters of Sitikho if given an opportunity to serve them come 9th August, emphasizing that his priority will be education of children which he says is an equalizer and will make sure that all the needy families are given bursary without biasness so that each family that deserves can test the County cake meant for the people of Sitikho ward.

He asked the electorates not to look at parties but access every leader and see who has development agenda at heart and vote for him, parties are only vehicles to take politicians to a certain destiny but working is different and therefore I appeal that we scrutinize everyone and see who will take the wars to another level,” added Eng. Muyundo.

His sentiments were echoed by an independent candidate of Webuye West Constituency parliamentary seat Charles Wafula who says the country has come a long way in terms of democracy and peace and it would be bad for politicians to cause chaos and disrupt prevailing peace on an election that will only take one day adding that it’s important that people sell their agenda without using unscrupulous methods which are backward.

“We have come a long way as a country and our beautiful County Bungoma has been the most peaceful in the country and at some point we played a host of post election violence victims and it will be a bad idea for some politician to want to take us to those primitive days and that isn’t well, we are above that and let’s maintain peaceful campaigns before, during and after elections,” said Wafula.

Charles Wafula being handed a certificate by IEBC RO
Charles Wafula being handed a certificate by IEBC RO

Wafula who is an expert in Public Policy Analysis and Monitoring and Evaluation works for international NGOs in Ethiopia, Somalia and South Sudan and that his political agenda is development.

“I have developed Webuye West Vision 2032, which shows where I want the Constituency to get to in the next 10 years. This has five pillars:

  1. a) Education
  2. b) Agriculture
  3. c) Youth empowerment
  4. d) Health
  5. e) Industrialization