Let’s Conduct Peaceful Campaigns: Abdulswamad
By Nyota Suleiman
Mvita MP Abdulswamad Nassir has called all leaders to shun divisive politics in their campaigns.
Speaking during a women’s forum in Mombasa, Mvita Member of Parliament Abdulswamad Sharif Nassir said the country cannot afford chaotic polls that can arise from reckless utterances.
Kenyans, he said, should reject such leaders.
The legislature called for a sober approach by political leaders.
“I wish to urge political leaders to guard their tongues. They must avoid inflammatory statements that might propagate hatred and divisive politics.”
Nassir said Kenyans should remember that the country went through a tortuous journey arising 2007/2008 post-election violence where hundreds were killed, and thousands displaced.
Nassir said the political violence affected Mombasa residents whose property were destroyed and they had to seek refuge in churches.
Meanwhile, patron for Daughters of Raila political lobby group Ms Beatrice Gambo promised to carry out peaceful door to door campaigns and rallies in Mombasa County.