Lead­ers urged to stop in­sults in cam­paigns

Chris­tians, must shun as­pi­rants who en­gage in bad pol­i­tics - Se­na­tor Musila

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Eastern - MUSEMBI NZENGU @TheS­tarKenya

Ki­tui Se­na­tor David Musila and Edith Mawia, the wife of Ki­tui Gover­nor Julius Malombe have rued that in­sults have be­come the hall­mark of po­lit­i­cal cam­paigns. Se­na­tor Musila is a fierce critic of Gover­nor Malombe and wants to un­seat him in 2017.

Speak­ing at a haram­bee in sup­port of the Kauwi AIC Church at Ka­bati Sta­dium in Ki­tui West on Sun­day, the duo said abuses and in­sults be­ing ped­dled at po­lit­i­cal ral­lies in Ki­tui county were un­ac­cept­able and must stop.

“I want to cau­tion against pol­i­tics of abuses and in­sults. In­sults are in­creas­ingly be­com­ing rife and both gen­ders are cul­prits. As Chris­tians, we must shun as­pi­rants who en­gage in such pol­i­tics,” Musila said.

He warned against po­lit­i­cal vi­o­lence which he said has been wit­nessed in Mwingi. He also claimed hired youth had at­tempted to cause chaos dur­ing a re­cent meet­ing at Ka­bati where he was hosted by area MP Fran­cis Nyenze.

Mawia said she is a vic­tim of po­lit­i­cal in­sults when her hus­band’s ri­val said “he would take the po­lit­i­cal war to their bed­room”. She said it was not only em­bar­rass­ing but also an in­sult on her.

“In­stead of a per­son di­rect­ing in­sults at his ri­val — Gover­nor Malombe — he said he will take the chal­lenge to his op­po­nent’s bed­room,” Mawia said.

NZENGU MUSEMBI

(From Left to Right) The AIC as­sis­tant Bishop Rev. Sa­mule Mun­yoki, the Ki­tui Se­na­tor David Musila and Ki­tui Gover­nor Julius Malombe’s wife Edith Mawia fol­low pro­ceed­ing at the funds raiser at Ka­bati Sta­dium on Sun­day/

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