Avoid hate­ful re­marks, we don’t want a re­peat of 2007-08 PEV, politi­cians told

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Coast -

A Kwale hote­lier has urged politi­cians to avoid mak­ing tribal and di­vi­sive re­marks.

Diani Reef Beach Re­sort and Spa chief ex­ec­u­tive Ti­tus Kan­gangi said the tourism in­dus­try never re­cov­ered af­ter the 1997 Kaya Bombo chaos. He said politi­cians who in­cite Kenyans should be given a black­out by the me­dia.

Kan­gangi spoke to jour­nal­ists on Satur­day at the ho­tel.

“At least we feel politi­cians are ma­tur­ing be­cause in the re­cent months we have not seen in­cit­ing state­ments,” Kan­gangi said.

He urged politi­cians to con­duct wellor­gan­ised cam­paigns. “They should make sure they don’t di­vide the coun­try along tribal lines. We don’t want to see a re­peat of the 2007-08 vi­o­lence. It had se­ri­ous neg­a­tive ef­fects on the tourism sec­tor and many peo­ple lost jobs,” Kan­gangi said.

/AL­LOYS MUSYOKA

A tourist at the Diani Reef Beach Ho­tel Re­sort and Spa sandy beach in Kwale on Oc­to­ber 21

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