John Pesa calls for peace amidst political violence in Migori


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Migori gubernatorial candidate John Pesa has challenged his competitors to sell their agendas and past track records in search of votes for the county’s top seat.

Speaking at Wath Ong’er area in the Nyatike Constituency, where incidences of violence have been prevalent in the past week Pesa called for peace ahead of the polls.

“It is very sad that for the last two months voters have been maimed and beaten while fighting one another all over, we have lost lives and this should stop,” said Pesa.

This comes after former Nyatike MP Edick Anyanga was accused of assaulting a supporter of the incumbent MP Tom Odege with a gun.

Supporters of Pesa and his rival Ochilo Ayacko have also had broils over political differences.

Pesa however defended himself saying that he is an agent of peace and would wish to ask his fellow competitors to conduct their campaigns peacefully.

I urge you, people of Nyatike, to elect me instead of the two power-hungry rivals. It is the only way we can realize peace and development

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Similarly, Nyatike Parliamentary candidate on independent ticket Elias Odhiambo also castigated his rival for luring voters into unnecessary conflicts.

He called on the two arch political rivals Edick Anyanga former Nyatike MP and the incumbent Tom Odege, to go slow on their campaigns.

The candidate wooed the residents of Nyatike to vote for him instead of the two war-waging barons. 

“I urge you, people of Nyatike, to elect me instead of the two power-hungry rivals. It is the only way we can realize peace and development,” he said.

With only 12 days to the polls, the political temperature in Migori county has raised concern for the locals and security agencies. 

Migori County has been listed as a possible hot spot zone for political violence by the NCIC.

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