Thursday May 21, 2020 – A section of Kalenjin community leaders have asked President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, William Ruto, to sit down and talk and resolve their political differences.

Speaking on Wednesday, the elders observed that it was not the right time to engage in political games given that the nation is currently facing many challenges including the coronavirus pandemic and floods.

“This country is at war with COVID19, locusts and floods hence political games should be put aside but it is very unfortunate that it is taking place when people are suffering,” said Myoot Council of Elders chairman, Emeritus John Seii.

The leaders lamented that the lack of unity in the Jubilee Party had made it difficult to deal with the current problems that the country is facing as leaders seem to have shifted focus to the 2022 succession politics.

“When leaders are divided, driving the country becomes very hard, more so during this time when we are witnessing a virus crisis, locust and floods.”

“Let the country be united without anyone being sidelined.”

“Those who want to politick [should] wait until 2022,” added John Yego, a member of the council.

The elders said that the Rift Valley region was ready to go ahead with its 2022 plans without necessarily having backup of the Mt Kenya region saying that they are free to vote for whoever they want.


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