Leaders allied to the Jubilee Party have called for an end to politics of hooliganism as witnessed in Nairobi’s Kibra by-election.
They said any qualified Kenyan had a right to vie for a political seat in any part of Kenya.
Speaking during an Inua Mama-Jenga Taifa meeting in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County,the leaders lashed out at ODM leader Raila Odinga for being at the forefront of the politics of balkanisation for close to 30 years.
They said such politics was not healthy for the country that has remained united since President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy President William Ruto formed government in 2013 save for opposition politics in 2017.
Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago said the skirmishes in Kibra was an indication that the opposition leader was not ready to embrace peace and unity.
“Kenya should be liberated from politics of war. Politics comes and goes, but the country and its people shall remain. I urge Kenyans to embrace peace,” he said.
Soy MP Caleb Kositany said in the handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Mr Odinga, only the Jubilee leader was genuine.
Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi said: “Kenya is not for people like Raila. What I saw in Kibra is not healthy for the country, and the residents of that constituency must be liberated.”
Uasin Gishu Women Rep Gladys Shollei, who was the host, said Kenyans belong to all and they had the right to settle and work anywhere.
The women Mps later were at another function at Iten town grounds in Elgeyo Marakwet
Isiolo Women Rep Rehema Jaldesa said the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) had been hijacked by selfish interests and is meant to be a ladder for the opposition leader to ascend to power through the back door.
Ms Soipan Tuya, the Narok Women Rep, said Kenyans do not need the BBI report if its aim is to create postions for “tired politicians”.
Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga said a lot of money had been spent on the BBI, funds she said should have gone to “useful development”.
Calls for a referendum, Ms Omanga explained, would only overburden the taxpayers more.
Ms Mary Seneta, a Nominated Senator, said the Inua Mama team would tour all the 47 counties “without fear or intimidation”.
Kandara MP Alice Wahome said the Kibra by-election was an indication that Mr Odinga was losing ground and was no match for Dr Ruto in the 2022 elections.
Other MPs who spoke at the Eldoret and at Iten grounds in Elgeyo-Marakwet, were Ms Wangui Ngirichi (Kirinyaga), Mrs Jane Kihara (Naivasha), Ms Charity Kathambi (Njoro), Ms Catherine Wambilianga (Bungoma Women Rep) and Ms Nasri Ibrahim (nominated).
Ms Joyce Korir (Bomet),Ms Cate Waruguru(Laikipia) Ms Janet Sitienei (Turbo), Mr Nelson Koech (Belgut), Ms Lydia Haika (Taita-Taveta Women Rep) and Ms Iman Falhada (nominated) also spoke at the two functions
The meetings were also addressed by Ms Liza Chelule (Nakuru Women Rep), Ms Halima Muceke (nominated MP), Ms Rehema Hassan (TanaRiver Women Rep), and Ms Beatrice Kones (Bomet East).
Florence Jematia (East Africa Legislative Assembly), Florence Bole (Kericho Women Rep) and Anab Gure (Garissa) were at the function.