Eight Kitui Central parliamentary contestants, including the incumbent Makali Mulu, Saturday vowed to uphold peace and tolerance in their campaigns and urged other aspirants across Kitui to follow suit.
Addressing journalists after officers from IEBC met all aspirants from the constituency, the parliamentary hopefuls unanimously agreed to conduct their campaigns within the precincts of electoral laws and signed a binding document to formalise the commitment.
Reading the press statement, MP Mulu issued a stern warning to supporters bend on destroying opponents’ campaign materials, adding those arrested for such unlawful acts besides breaching peace, be it the aspirant or supporters will face the law.
“Hatutawatetea au kuwadhamini wanaochochea ghasia wakati huu wa kampeni (We won’t defend or bail out those found inciting violence during the campaign period,” declared Makali.
His sentiments were echoed by Henry Malonza, famously known as Kituti, who said that Kitui Central and Kitui County at large is bigger than any individual interests.
“Let’s not destroy our great county out of selfish endeavours because we will need it even after the much awaited August 8 polls,” he advised.
Other aspirants present include Safari Njema, Mwova, Daudi, Katunga, Sikwe among others