Elders in Nakuru County concerned over rising political tension



A section of elders drawn from different communities in Nakuru County have expressed concern over the utterances by some of the politicians.

The elders who addressed Journalists on Wednesday May 29, 2024, said such utterances could disrupt the peaceful co-existence of communities in the country.

Lee Njiru(centre).PHOTO/COURTESY.

Speaking in Ngata, Rongai Sub-county, the elders who are civil servants retirees led by former President Daniel Arap Moi Press secretary Lee Njiru, said that the public spat being witnessed among  the leaders is likely to undermine the national security as it may incite supporters of leaders to unreasonably engage in altercations.

“The cue taken by our leaders is unfortunate and uncalled for, we as elders and residents deserve a peaceful nation to be able to battle the economic and social challenges every citizen is going through at the moment”, he said.

Njiru said the call for political leaders to restrict themselves to specific physical boundaries is untenable and affront to democratic principles of freedom of movement of people.

Lt Col(Rtd)  Waithaka Muchiri, and Col(Rtd) Raymond Cheruiyot said that from their experience in peacekeeping missions, war ravages nations’ prospects of future and therefore leaders should learn from examples of nations that have gone through such challenges.

They called on President William Ruto to arrest the situation and bring it under control to ensure continuity of national interests.

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