The Star (Nairobi)

31 January 2013

Kenya: Biwott Roots for Peace in Marakwet Contest

National Vision Party leader Nicholas Biwott wants all aspirants in Rift Valley to ensure peace prevails in the region during the election period.

Biwott who is running for the Senate seat in the Elgeyo Marakwet county said all aspirants should ensure their supporters maintain peace during campaigns for the March 4 polls.

"Candidates and supporters should conduct themselves well so that we go through the polls peacefully", said Biwott who was speaking at the Iten town gardens in preparations for the launch of his campaigns today. The former minister particularly urged the youth not to allow themselves to be used as agents of violence by some political leaders.

Biwott will battle it out for the senate seat with former Moi university law lecturer Kipchumba Murkomen of URP, former Kenya's envoy to South Africa, Tabitha Seii of Wiper Democratic Movement ticket and former assistant minister for Transport and Communication Francis Mutwol of United Democratic Forum (UDF).

"We have advised youth to ensure they participate in the political process but ensure they are not used to cause chaos in any way", said Biwott.

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