MORE than 12 Jubilee and Cord MPs and a governor on Friday called for peace ahead of today’s Saba Saba rally. Led by National Assemble Majority Leader Aden Duale, the MPs and Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi said Kenyans should work together and develop the country.
Speaking at the Madina Muslim School during a fundraising event in aid of madrassa teachers in Kilifi county, Duale said Cord should respect the holy month of Ramadhan and avoid any activity that might lead to chaos.
Duale and Kingi were accompanied by MPs Mustafa Iddi (Kilifi South), Khatib Mwashetani (Lunga Lunga), Suleiman Dori (Msambweni), Omar Mwinyi (Changamwe),Thomas Mwadeghu (Wundanyi), and Kimani Ngunjiri (Bahati).
Others were John Kihagi (Naivasha), Gideon Mung’aro (Kilifi North), Zainab Chidzuga (Kwale county) and Aisha Juma (Kilifi county). “The Jubilee government respects Muslims and that is why for the first time in history, State House Nairobi hosted Muslims for iftar last year,” Duale said.
He said Cord leader Raila Odinga should also respect Muslims if he has their interests at heart. “If you respect Muslims, don’t bring chaos during Ramadhan,” Duale told Raila. He said Muslims, who are currently fasting, form an integral part of the Kenyan society and stand up to be counted.
Iddi said Coast leaders have to work with the government in order to benefit. He said the government has the Coast’s interests at heart and should be supported.