By Robert Nyasato
United Democratic Forum presidential aspirant Musalia Mudavadi has appealed to communities to shun violence.
“Let elections be the joy of uniting us in electing our leaders not forums for taking arms against each other,” said Mudavadi at Chebilat trading centre.
“I am aware of peace efforts that are on-going here and encourage leaders to focus on making peace rather than threats,” said Mudavadi.
He said election is about winning or losing and those in the contest and their supporters must be ready to accept the outcome.
“We have enough time to make decisions, let us decide whom we want to elect and be ready to accept the outcome. My appeal to you is let us continue to live in peace before and after the elections,” he said.
The message of peace, reconciliation, and harmony has been Mudavadi’s running theme during the Nyanza tour.
“I sat with Kofi Annan for days trying to return the country to normalcy. I’ll never be the person to encourage death because of politics,” he said.
He recalled how his sister lost her house in the skirmishes.
“When I am talking to you, I am doing it from experience. My own sister lost all her property and life-time investment because of the chaos,” he added.