Langas Member of County Assembly (MCA) Francis Muya has come to the defense of Uasin Gishu County Commissioner Stephen Kihara following recent claims that he has been inciting locals.
Two MPs, Mathira’s Rigathi Gachagua and Kimani Ngunjiri of Bahati had claimed Kihara was holding secret meetings aimed at dividing communities in the county.
They made the claims during the Eldoret mega rally, graced by Deputy President William Ruto.
The County Commisioner has since dismissed the claims terming them as hearsay.
Adding his voice to the matter, Muya hit out at the two legislators whom he accused of targeting the County Commissioner so as to cause divisions amongst communities.
“This is a cosmopolitan county. If they are used to the politics of divisions, they should know that we don’t subscribe to that,” noted the Langas MCA.
He said as a county, leaders had agreed that they will never again fight against each other as it was witnessed after the disputed 2007 general election.
“You cannot come all the way from central and target our leaders. We know them better and we respect their work – from governor, MPs and the provisional administration,” noted the Ward Representative.
He also insisted on the need for every Kenyan to be allowed to exercise his/her democratic right in the upcoming poll, by electing leaders of their choice.
Muya further asked the security team to stand their ground, especially as this period the campaigns are expected to go a notch higher.
“The security team lead by the County Commissioner and the County Commander should ensure anyone who attempts to cause violence this election period is dealt with accordingly,” noted Francis Muya.