Candidates in Embu pledge to conduct peaceful campaigns

Candidates angling for various political seats in Embu have pledged to conduct peaceful and issue based campaigns after receiving a nod from IEBC.

Majority have promised to maintain good conduct and mutual respect to their competitors as the electoral body concludes the vetting exercise, marking the beginning of heated campaigns for the August 9th Elections.

Makima Ward Rep. Philip Zangi, who is seeking a second term in office, said peace was the cornerstone of a developing country and must be jealously guarded at all-time, especially during the campaign period, when prospects of violence are high.

Speaking after he was cleared to defend the seat on a Wiper Democratic Movement Party, Zangi called on his opponents to engage in issue-based campaigns, with actionable plans of the benefits the voters will draw from their leadership should they get elected.

“Politics is not a war but a competition of policies and ideas and I urge those we are competing with to conduct themselves peacefully,” the MCA said.

His Kiambere Ward counterpart, Lenny Masters, who is defending his seat on Devolution and Empowerment Party (DEP), said elections were not a matter of life and death since there will be life after the August 9th polls.

He also called on the youth to avoid being used by politicians as agents of violence but instead be peace ambassadors.

Mbeere South Constituency candidate on Democratic Party ticket, Jane Mbuthia, called on the community to embrace women leadership, as they make great leaders, owing to their exceptional ability to multitask.



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