Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri has called on politicians to cease from engaging in succession politics and focus on the development promises the electorate expected of them.
Kiunjuri noted that it was important for the country to take a breather from the just concluded political campaign season and focus on development issues that would move Kenya to the next level.
Speaking on Sunday at a fundraiser at New Life Church in Nyeri town, the CS noted that Kenyans were tired of politicking and were now keener on experiencing the promises made being implemented.
“Kenyans are tired of the political noise and want to see what politicians promised them being fulfilled.” Kiunjuri told the congregation.
He observed that the three arms of government even though independent from each other should work in coherence for the good of the country.
Kiunjuri further observed that the country was experiencing political calmness as a result of the handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga and urged other politicians to follow suit put aside differences for the good of the country.
Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria while reacting to Friday’s heckling of Kirinyaga Governor Mumbi Waiguru in the presence of Deputy President William Ruto who was on a tour of the area, termed the incidence as “childish and retrogressive” adding that politicians who use the youth to demean others were still in the dark ages.
Speaking after attending the fundraising at the New Life church, Kuria called on fellow politicians to cease politics and focus on delivering their mandate and at the same time cautioned youths against being used to heckle leaders.
“You only need about 50 youth to heckle and disrupt a function by paying them little money. It’s the high time our youth realized that they are being used to heckle and cause havoc in political rallies. Kuria observed.
He called for soberness in the country’s political atmosphere and urged fellow politicians to be mindful of the electorate expectations and stay focused on service delivery.
Other guests present during the fundraiser were ICT CS Joe Mucheru, Nyeri governor Mutahi Kahiga, Othaya MP Gichuki Mugambi, Nyeri women representative Rahab Mukami, Athi Water Board Chairman Wachira Keen and a host of local members of county assembly.