Gatundu North MP Anne Wanjiku Kibe has urged Kenyans to remain peaceful after the repeat presidential polls.
Kibe who spoke to press after casting her vote in Mukurwe primary school said that Kenya required peace to pursue the economic challenges it was facing emanating from poor political environment.
“The country has suffered a great deal. We have been grappling with a lot of economic challenges which will take us a long time to recover. I urge Kenyans to embrace brotherhood, peace and tranquility to help us push this country forward,” she said.
She singled out that businesses were at a standstill, parents were grappling to pay school fees, investors were being scared away and joblessness among skilled and unskilled youth was on the upsurge calling on the winner of the presidential polls to immediately arrest the challenges upon being sworn in.
Kibe lauded Gatundu North residents for the huge number of turnout experienced in the area that managed 98 percent turnout in the previous polls.
She further praised western and coast region people for dissenting NASA’s call to boycott elections saying that the country was united.
“I wish to thank coast and western region Kenyans for ignoring the boycott call by Raila and his team. Those who turned out to vote in those regions exercised their full democratic right. We are a united country which we need to build together for the betterment of generations to come,” she added.
Kibe volunteered 20 vehicles to ferry the elderly, disabled and pregnant women.
Meanwhile, the voting in Gatundu was peaceful and the exercise was smooth.
Although in most polling stations, police were away from the centres peace prevailed in all the stations with Kenyans from the area braving chilly weather to vote.