SECTIONS

Poll rigging talk reckless

Murang'a Women Rep Sabina Chege when she appeared before the IEBC's Electoral Code of Conduct Enforcement Committee on February 15, 2022. [Edward Kiplimo, Standard]

Murang’a Woman Representative Sabina Chege appeared before the IEBC yesterday over vote rigging claims.

At a political rally in Vihiga County recently, Ms Chege alleged that the Jubilee administration rigged votes in 2017. For a country that seeks unity of purpose ahead of the August elections, such statements, whether true or made in jest for political expediency are unfortunate.

There is plenty to learn from reckless statements that have caused violence, yet our leaders pretend as if nothing untoward has ever happened before.

For the umpteenth time, this newspaper reiterates that politicians must watch their words, especially now that elections are around the corner.

Elections are not meant to divide, but to give us visionary leaders capable of moving the country to the next level of development.