Peace message prevails during clearing of aspirants process by IEBC

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Trans Nzoia Woman Rep Janet Nangabo after presenting her documents to IEBC
Trans Nzoia Woman Rep Janet Nangabo after presenting her documents to IEBC

As political leaders continue presenting their documents to IEBC, peace messages during and after elections were preached among residents and leaders residing in Trans Nzoia County.

Several leaders vying for different seats who presented their documents for verification at IEBC joined hands in calling for peaceful elections among residents and leaders during this campaign period and after elections.

Among leaders that have called for peaceful elections include; Trans Nzoia County Woman Representative Janet Nangabo who is defending her seat as an independent candidate, Trans Nzoia Senator Dr. Michael Mbito now contesting for Saboti MP seat on Jubilee party, Saboti MP Caleb Amisi who is defending his seat on ODM ticket among other leaders.

All leaders advocated for peaceful elections during and after elections calling for residents to shun leaders that will divide them on tribal and party affiliations as they claimed such kind of leaders have no place in the Kenyan society.

“We call all leaders vying on different seats in the County to embrace peaceful messages during this electioneering period as election is a one day event but immediately after elections we all remain friends,” they stated

On her part,  Nangabo called upon security agencies to provide enough security especially to all women aspirants in the County claiming several women leaders are roughed up by their male counterparts as a method of instilling fear in them and take undue advantage of the situation.

Matisi Ward aspirant Alice Furaha after presenting her documents at IEBC offices
Matisi Ward aspirant Alice Furaha after presenting her documents at IEBC offices

“I am calling upon our security agencies to provide enough security to all women contesting on several seats in the County so that we have a level playing field when it comes to selling our agenda to the electorates without fear of intimidation from our male counterparts,” alluded Nangabo

She opined that most women fail to campaign amicably due to harassment by their male counterparts which most of them panic and fail to sell their manifesto to locals.

She however, appealed to all her political counter parts to avoid learning institutions while campaigning as she also called upon students to avoid being used wrongly by politicians in their campaigns.