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There's no beef between Azimio and Kenya Kwanza MPs


Senate Majority Leader Aron Cheruiyot has warned Kenyans against personalizing perceived enmity among political leaders in the country.

During the electioneering period, rival politicians usually portray enmity among themselves. But Senator Cheruiyot has now termed the enmity of politicians as a misconception.

Speaking during a fundraiser at Homa Bay Central SDA church, Cheruiyot revealed that there is no enmity between political leaders of Azimio collation and the Kenya Kwanza Government.

The Senator said politicians criticize one another in public but talk as friends when they meet later. He warned that their differences should not be taken seriously by Kenyans.

“I want Kenyans to know that the political differences politicians portray in the public are not real. When we go back to parliament, we relate well as friends or brothers and sisters,” Cheruiyot said.

He told Kenyans not to allow politicians to cause differences that may hinder their peaceful co-existence. The senator argued that many politicians of Azimio and Kenya Kwanza relate well in parliament and conduct their businesses well.

Cheruiyot who is a member of the UDA party gave an example of how he relates well with Homa Bay Town MP Peter Kaluma of ODM. Both play football in Bunge FC, a football club owned by Members of Parliament.

“In Bunge FC, Kaluma plays number four while I play position 11. This is just an example of how we relate well. It is logical that enemies cannot play in the same team because such a game requires the support of one another. Let the public desist from a perception that politicians are enemies,” Cheruiyot said.

He said politicians know one another and the boundary of their differences.

“Kenyans should avoid personalizing differences between politicians. As politicians, we understand one another well and know what we want to achieve when we criticize one another in public. Kenyans should shun any information aimed at dividing them because of politics,” he added.

The Senator told the people of Nyanza and Rift Valley not to be divided by political differences between Azimio leader Raila Odinga and President William Ruto.

Long history

He argued that Kalenjins and Luos are brothers and sisters who have co-existed peacefully for a long time.

“I remember some time back when the Luos and Kelenjins used to participate in the batter trade. Our parents were trading well in which they were receiving mats in exchange for milk. We must continue coexisting well as one country,” Cheruiyot said.

Uriri MP Mark Nyamita argued that the Luo and Kelenjin communities must coexist because they have a common ancestor.

Nyamita said cooperation between the two communities will enable the support of those communities both politically and socially.

He said the community should support the government of President William Ruto.

“Kelenjin and Luos communities are brothers and sisters because we are all Nilotic. We have a common ancestor,” he added.

The MP argued that Ruto should be perceived by the Luo community as their brother.

“As the Luo community, we must be aware that Ruto is our brother. Let us also support him because his government is ours,” said Nyamita.

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