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Nyachae asked to give Omogusii direction

By - | February 10th 2013

By Robert Nyasato

Gusii leaders have appealed to former Cabinet Minister Semion Nyachae to help the community chart its political course ahead of the General Elections.

The leaders under the auspices of Gusii for Jubilee Team said Nyachae's input will be acceptable across the political divide now that he was out of competitive politics.

The team led by former Kisii Mayor Samuel Nyangeso and comprising chairmen from the 13 constituencies in Kisii and Nyamira counties said by giving direction especially on the presidential and county seats, the community will make an informed choice and avoid being scattered.

Addressing a press conference at St Vincent's Pastoral Center in Kisii town yesterday, Nyangeso flanked by teammates from all the 13 Gusii constituencies said Nyachae should not keep quite at such a critical decision making moment.

“Even retired president Moi did make his opinion public...Nyachae is our elder and should come out to guide Omogusii on the new political dispensation,” Nyangeso said.

They said having quit politics, Nyachae was best placed to back a presidential candidate who he feels can accommodate the community's interests.

They defended Foreign Affairs Minister, Prof Sam Ongeri for rallying the community behind Jubilee presidential candidate, DPM Uhuru Kenyatta and his running mate William Ruto saying those casting him were out to weaken the Omogusii leadership for personal gain.

Nyangeso and group took issue with Cord Presidential candidate, Prime Minister Raila Odinga for hitting at Ongeri during a recent rally at Gusii Stadium saying the premier was inciting people against the minister.

“Ongeri has been in the fore front championing for peaceful co-existence between Abagusii and the Kipsigis and that cant not be misconstrued to mean threatening the electorate,” Nyangeso explained.

At the same time, the group said it was wrong for Raila to campaign on a platform of land, saying the same issue was blamed for the 2007/08 post election violence.



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