Youths preach against violence
Jubilee Party youths in Kisii County have urged their counterparts in NASA to decline being used by politicians to cause violence ahead of the presidential repeat election scheduled for October 26 this year.
Addressing the media in Kisii town, the youths condemned threats by NASA to hold a protest on the election day, saying it would jeopardize lives and property of Kenyans.
They said JP was ready to obey the ruling of the Supreme Court and participate in the election in exercise of their democratic rights.
Gibson Mochama, a student leader at the Kisii University, said youths should not be misused into plunging the country in a 2007/2008 post-election violence situation.
He urged JP and NASA leaders to follow established legal channels in sorting out their differences.
Antony Ombae, also a youth leader, warned that Kenyans stood to lose more if chaos erupted before, during and after the presidential re-run poll.
He cited the impending National Exams as among those likely to be affected and expressed the youths’ determination to maintain peace.
By Jane Naitore