Yatta MP Charles Kilonzo has urged Machakos County residents to keep calm following the nullification of Governor Alfred Mutua’s election.
“Machakos people should remain calm and continue with nation-building instead of engaging in ugly spats over politics,” Kilonzo said.
He spoke to residents at Yatta town, Machakos County.
The Yatta Mp said both Mutua and Wavinya supporters should not engage themselves in any verbal or physical fight but should wait patiently for the voting day to vote the leader they feel is good for Machakos County in case the Supreme Court dismisses an appeal case filed by Mutua.
“It is time we stop treating each other like enemies because of politics,” he said.
Kilonzo further said unity important although it is lacking especially among the Kamba community adding that leaders and residents should always remain united despite their political differences.
Kilonzo has also urged the two rivalling leaders to accept the Supreme Court’s decision and also preach peace to their supporters and be a good example to them.
Governor Mutua has filed an appeal in Supreme Court challenging the Court of Appeal’s ruling that nullified his election.
Mutua has exuded confidence that his August 8, 2017 election victory will be reinstated by the court as it was free and fair.
On the other hand, the former Kathiani Mp has been urging her supporters and Machakos people, in general, to get ready for a by-election claiming that the Supreme Court will dismiss Mutua’s appeal.