By Brighton Makori.
11 September 2020………..... A section of youths from Kisii county have come in defense of Governor James Ongwae and Cabinet secretary Fred Matiangi after they were dragged in that they funded chaos which erupted on Thursday morning before Deputy president William Ruto visited the region.
Gusii youth for peace and tolerance / Kisii inter parties Political forum ,Led by Dennis Mosoti [Embura embe] they have condemned Thursday’s chaos by saying that the heinous acts of violence and maiming meted on residents of Kisii is Uncalled for, unacceptable and backward .
Mosoti noted that Kisii community has been peaceful terming the disorder and disruption of the peaceful way of life of the people of Kisii was an insult of our collective conscious as the people and the community.
” Kisii has been and shall continue to a haven of peace and harmony where all Kenyans exercise their democratic and political rights ”
According to them the DP Ruto Team planned and executed the violent activities to show that Kisii people and it leaders are intolerant and disrespectful.
” The Deputy President William Ruto has aright to visit any part of this country and free, however we want to condemn in the strongest terms possible the narrative being pushed by the Pro – Ruto Kisii operatives” Said Junior
Steve Junior a youth leader said that the violence was aimed to tarnish the image of senior Kisii leaders terming it laughable , abhorrable and Myopic.
” We wish to distance our senior leaders who are sober and peace loving from the malevolent schemes to pull them into muddy that are of no value to their aspirations” Said junior
The youths for peace and tolerance / Kisii inter parties political Forum have called the security apparatus to investigate and brought to book whoever was behind chaos.
‘We want to be told who was behind the planned chaos ,who facilitated youths with crude weapons and later starts blaming our respected leaders” They said as they call for Investigation.
Douglas Ogari said that those behind the chaos which left some youths injured to come in public and apologize and pay all medical expenses.
” We are aware that People close to DP William Ruto held meetings in various venues in Bomachoge , south Mugirango and Kisii town to plan chaos and cause mayhem and blame it on our respected leaders ” said Ogari
Ignatius Nyakundi called fellow youths to shun from being misused by politicians for their political gain ‘
” Politicians use youths for their political gains, let us shun from being misused, when chaos erupt we are first group to be blamed” He said
Early on Thursday chaos erupted in Kisii town and its environs after two teams clashed a head of Dp’s visit to the county.
It forced Police fired in the air and lobbed teargas to disperse the two groups, one allied to the DP and another supporting the handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM Party Leader Raila Odinga.