Embu gover­nor and hope­ful prom­ise to re­spect each other ahead of cam­paigns

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties -

Embu Gover­nor Martin Wamb­ora and former PS Cyrus Njiru have agreed to con­duct peace­ful cam­paigns. Njiru will try to un­seat the gover­nor in 2017. The two agreed to re­spect each other even though they are po­lit­i­cal ri­vals. They promised to hunt for votes based on mat­ters af­fect­ing res­i­dents and avoid in­sults. The PS said he will not is­sue per­sonal at­tacks to avoid vi­o­lence. The PS said he will give Wamb­ora the re­main­ing pe­riod to fin­ish his term with­out un­due po­lit­i­cal in­ter­fer­ence. Njiru said he will al­low the county boss to im­ple­ment his pre-elec­tion pledges. He urged other as­pi­rants to give Wamb­ora a chance to com­plete his term to avoid dis­rup­tions. The two spoke at the Embu ACK dur­ing a funds drive to build a hos­pi­tal. Bishop David Muri­ithi urged politi­cians to preach peace and unity in ral­lies.

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