JUSTICE minister Eugene Wamalwa has warned politicians from using Miguna Miguna's book to polarise the country ahead of the general election. Wamalwa said the country is in an electioneering period and using parts of the content of the book,Peeling Back the Mask", to vilify other leaders or certain ethnic groups is a recipe for chaos. "Leaders should not be trigger-happy to use Miguna's book to champion their political interests before reading it comprehensively," warned the Saboti MP. He urged Kenyans to read the book to be able to make informed comments about it.
He was speaking yesterday at Kogelo in Siaya district after paying a courtesy call on Mama Sarah Obama, the grandmother to the US president Barack Obama, in the wake of his tour of the United States of America on official duty. "As a lawyer, I have not read the book but once I ma acquainted with its content, I will issue a comprehensive statement on the government's position on it," said the minister.
He instead asked politicians to focus their attention on promoting peace in a bid to avert a repeat of the bloody post election violence of 2007/08. The cabinet minister was accompanied by Mama Sarah Obama who was the host during the occasion that was kept secret to the public including local security officers. Mama Sarah asked politicians to tread carefully during their campaigns to ensure that this country remained united and stable. "This country is important than individual interest and politicians should not allow it to go back to what was witnessed during the last elections," she warned.