Western and North Rift leaders are optimistic that talks between Kenya Kwanza and the opposition will be successful and help in bringing the Country together.
Led by National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetangula and Ford Kenya Secretary General John Chikati, the leaders asked residents in their areas to desist from participating in demonstrations called by the opposition.
“We have agreed that we will have to talk, we know very well what those leading demonstrations want, please leave it to us but you go to your farms and help in producing food” Wetang’ula said.
The leaders were speaking during a funds drive to complete St.Daniel Kamboni Kiptuimet Catholic church in Kwanza,Trans Nzoia County on Sunday.
Others who attended the function were Kapenguria MP Samuel Moroto,Kacheliba’s Titus Lotee,Chief administrative Secretary in the office of Deputy president Anne Wanjiku,West Pokot Deputy Governor Robert Komolle,Ford Kenya vice chairperson Margaret Sabina, Keiyo MCA Kennedy Mugush,Kapomboi’s Keffa Were,Bhis Sinyereri counterpart John Makhanu and Trans Nzoia County Assembly Clerk Moses Lupao.
Wetangula asked the church to pray for the Nation so that peace can be maintained.
Wetangula asked area residents to support the government.
He said the government is working on reducing cost of living by availing subsidized fertilizer and other farm inputs.
Chikati who is Tongaren MP and Ford Kenya SG however said although Kenya Kwanza has accepted to have dialogue with the opposition, they will reject any discussions that base on whether President William Ruto was validly elected and also the opening of the servers.
“We can only allow dialogue on how to constitute the IEBC and other issues affecting Kenyans” Chikati said.
He said together with other Ford Kenya officials, they are putting plans in place to revamp and make Ford Kenya the best party in the region.
Lotee asked the Luhya community to firmly stand behind Wetangula and succeed president Ruto after his retirement.
“After our current President retires, the Luhya community ought to come together and support one of their own- and that is Speaker Moses Wetangula “he said.
Moroto asked the locals to maintain peace and engage in development activities.