The Star (Kenya)

Probe plans to spark off chaos in 2022, says Aladwa

- AL­LAN KISIA/ Society · Politics · Elections · Nairobi · William Ruto · Uhuru Kenyatta

Makadara MP Ge­orge Aladwa has asked au­thor­i­ties to in­ves­ti­gate pos­si­ble plans by some lead­ers to cause chaos in the coun­try ahead of 2022 elec­tions.

Aladwa, who is the ODM party Nairobi chair, said the Direc­torate of Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tions and the Na­tional Co­he­sion and In­te­gra­tion Com­mis­sion should in­ter­ro­gate whether such plans ex­ist.

“We are all aware of the bad ef­fects of po­lit­i­cal in­cite­ment es­pe­cially when a coun­try is not far away from con­duct­ing the gen­eral elec­tions,” he stated.

Aladwa said it is un­for­tu­nate that their coun­ter­parts in Tan­gatanga are keen on mak­ing the pres­i­den­tial bid of Deputy Pres­i­dent Wil­liam Ruto a mat­ter of life and death.

“While I am aware that ODM has fought for this dif­fer­ently in three con­sec­u­tive elec­tions, we recog­nise the need for po­lit­i­cal lead­ers to re­strain them­selves from vit­riol and in­hu­mane pol­i­tics of char­ac­ter as­sas­si­na­tion,” he said.

In a state­ment, Aladwa said po­lit­i­cal lead­ers should hold the high­est re­spon­si­bil­ity of bid­ding for a united coun­try and fos­ter­ing pros­per­ity. He said re­cent re­marks by Emu­rua Dikirr MP Jo­hana Ngeno lev­elled against Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta.

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