Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has warned politicians against inciting their supporters to violence.
He said Kenyans must refuse to be used as agents of violence by politicians as happened in the 2007 general election.
“We want peace during and after the election,” Mutua said.
He spoke during campaign rallies in Masinga subcounty. Mutua said he is rooting for peace in Machakos.
He campaigned in Kangonde, Kikuumini, Kaewa, Kivuthi, Kivaa and Masinga towns.
The Maendeleo Chap Chap party leader accused Wiper governor candidate Wavinya Ndeti of engaging in empty rhetorics.
He said she lacks a development agenda.
“She has said my manifesto is ambitious yet she has not unveiled hers. Wavinya has no agenda for the people of Machakos,” Mutua said.
Mutua said she “… was just stunned by its [his manifesto’s] contents.”
He told his opponents to brace for a resounding defeat on August 8.
Mutua has been on a weeklong campaign blitz. He urged voters to reelect him for another term.
In Mwala, Mutua launched Sh40 million interest-free banking for women. Mutua said each of the 40 wards will receive Sh1 million for small-scale traders. “My government is committed to ensuring that small-scale traders are propped up to earn a living. I have also ordered an immediate halt to levies imposed on small traders,” he said.
Mutua was accompanied by his wife Lilian Nganga.
He said his manifesto is people-driven.
“It is a manifesto of the present and the future. It is positive and optimistic,” Mutua said.
He also campaigned in Makutano ma Mwala, Mbiuni and Kathama towns.
Mutua said of Ndeti, “She is just a project of forces out to derail my desire to offer transformative leadership.”
He asked Ndeti to make public her manifesto if she is up to the task.
He urged voters to elect his MCC party candidates so he will have a team to work with. Mutua said his party had emerged among the top three in the political arena.