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Shun divisive politics, unite! Wetangula urges political leaders – Kenya News Agency

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The National Assembly Speaker, Moses Wetangula, has urged political leaders to be mindful of their words and avoid statements that could bring disunity to the country.

Speaking at the Saint Olives Nkwiga Methodist Churches of Kenya in South Imenti Constituency during a fundraiser, Mr. Wetangula warned politicians that some of their statements might not augur well to the unity of the country.

“Let’s be very careful about what we say, to whom we say it, and how we say it. We must be careful when we speak, and we must speak the language that will bring people together,” said Mr. Wetangula.

He said leaders should strive to build a nation where every Kenyan is judged by the content of their brains and not the ethnicity of where they come from.

“We are interested in what you contribute to the betterment of your country and not what your community is standing behind you to tell you what to do,” said Mr. Wetangula, adding that there is no tribe in the country that can walk alone and go far.

He added, “We want a country where all Kenyans will feel comfortable wherever they are. The politics of hiding in tribal cocoons are short-lived, dangerous, and unproductive; they can get noisy and messy and can have casualties.”

He said he was not the speaker of the National Assembly because he was a Luhya but because he is a Kenyan and has the capabilities to carry out his duties as they are supposed to.

“MPs should know that they were elected to make laws, and if you are opposed to a law, oppose it in parliament, and if you are supporting it, do the same, then come back to tell them what you have done,” said Mr. Wetangula.

He called on Kenyans to shun leaders, planting seeds of discord amongst them.

By Dickson Mwiti

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