Leaders urged to shun using youths to cause disharmony

Deputy President William Ruto has urged political leaders to using the youth in country to create unrest.

The Deputy President spoke in Kisii town on his way to Kitutu Chache and South Mugirango to preside over a fundraiser for boda boda, women and youth groups.

“Leaders are duty-bound to work together, serve the people with diligence, inspire co-existence and inclusion. They must shun using youths to cause any form of disharmony in the society,” he said.

Chaos had earlier been witnessed before the DP Ruto’s visit as two factions of boda boda associations claimed not have been involved in planning of the meeting.

The boda boda association leaders said that they must be consulted especially since some of their members would benefit from the fundraiser.

His remarks come at a time when leaders have been accused by politicians and religious leaders of igniting political tensions.

DP Ruto on Monday called upon leaders from across the political divide to refrain from insults and abusive language irrespective of their political differences.

“Leaders should exercise restraint and avoid insults and bad language against other Kenyans,” he said.

He was directing at Emurua Dikiir Member of Parliament Johana Ng’eno who was arrested and charged with inciting violence.


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