Peace messages prevail Bungoma County Madaraka Day celebrations

Leaders led by Bungoma County commisioner Samwel Kimiti and Govewrnor Wycliffw Wangamati at the event (file photo)
Leaders led by Bungoma County commisioner Samwel Kimiti and Governor Wycliffe Wangamati at the event (file photo)

As the country marked the 59th Madaraka Day celebrations, Bungoma County residents have been urged to maintain peace before, during and after the August 9th General Election.

Addressing residents at Nalondo stadium, Bungoma County Commissioner Samwel Kimiti called upon residents to maintain peace saying the candidates should be on the frontline to ensure their supporters don’t clash.

He said as the chairman of security council in the County he has instructed all government officers under the administration in the Sub Counties to ensure campaigns are carried out in a peaceful manner and those who will go against the laid down rules to face the law.

His sentiments were echoed by Bungoma County Governor Wycliffe Wangamati who said all candidates should focus on selling out their agenda to the electorates saying violence should not be tolerated.

Hon. Wangamati called upon the electorates to vet the candidates based on their track record saying they should not be duped to vote along party lines.