By Allan Wanjiku
A section of Kangema youth leaders want Deputy President William Ruto’s Tanga Tanga allied leaders to stop beating the drums of war and instead persuade people to join their team.
While referring to the Nyakahura incident where Kangema MP Muturi Kigano clashed with Kandara’s Alice Wahome after Ms Wahome and Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro stormed the area without the knowledge of the area MP, the group led by Kangema parliamentary aspirant Mr Kamau Kamau, Mbatia Chege and Mr Nephat Chege called for a change of approach in politics by Tanga Tanga brigade.
“Tanga Tanga must learn to persuade people not to sound war and division, if you wish to convince Kenyans to support your candidate, don’t drum up or sound war, use the proper channels and protocol available to reach the intended,” the group advised Tanga Tanga group.
The group cautioned Ms Wahome to stop any attempt to bring division and unwarranted political competition to Kangema saying they are peaceful people and would not entertain a repeat of Kandara skirmishes when Governor Mwangi Wa Iria supporters fought with those of Dr Ruto.
“Dr Ruto or any of his supporter should never be seen as the ones bringing division amongst people who have lived together for centuries,” the group said in an interview with our political desk.
They vowed to let no one derail or mislead Kangema people saying any attempts to do so and to disrespect area MP Muturi Kigano will be dealt with accordingly.
They said should the Tanga Tanga brigade wish to attend the burial ceremony in Kangema they should respect the wishes of the family and the entire community.
“The loss of five members of the family is not an easy thing and politics must be avoided,” they leaders said.
At the same time, the group thanked President Uhuru Kenyatta for his contributions of Sh1 million and others who generously came in handy to assist the family during this time of grief.