Mt.Elgon residents have been urged to maintain peace and uphold unity as the electioneering period continues to gain momentum.
While addressing mourners at Kipsumbai, Kongit area,Silas Cheren, MP aspirant in Mt.Elgon called upon voters to maintain unity and cast their votes wisely come 9th August.
He further assured residents that voting him in means voting for change that the mountain is desperately yearning for.
“Mt.Elgon undoubtedly needs a leader and not a politician; it’s unfortunate that since Kenya’s liberation we’re still fighting poverty, ignorance and sickness as Elgon people,” Cheren decried.
The aspirant who is steadily gaining ground and giving the incumbent a run for his money also promised to create jobs for the youth and continue empowering more students in his foundation.
“I have so far helped over 200 students in Cheren Foundation and they’re now grown youth who look up to me for job opportunities,” revealed Cheren.
Speaking at the same venue, the first Bungoma Deputy Governor Hillary Chongwony condemned hateful politicking and challenged area residents to uphold unity and embrace diverse political opinions.
He also mentioned that he’ll ensure his vision and dreams for the Sabaots is realized.
“I’ve spoken with governor Wangamati and together with my delegates have reached a consensus that if he takes the gubernatorial seat Mt.Elgon will get 2 CECs and 4 Chief Officers cutting across all our 6 wards,”Chongwony disclosed.
Allan Chemaiyek and incumbent MP Fred Kapondi through their representatives called upon the sabaot community to keep off abusive and divisive politics since elections come and go.