Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has defended Nasa leader Raila Odinga against allegations that he is inciting Kenyans to violence.
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday said that remarks by Mr Odinga on land ownership in Laikipia, Kajiado and at the Coast are bound to instigate chaos.
“You all remember what such utterances led to in 2007. Blood was shed, people lost lives and their property,” he said in Bomet.
However, Governor Kidero said the Nasa presidential candidate is concerned about safety and the wholesome welfare of all Kenyans.
“Raila is a peace loving leader and he embraces all citizens. In his leadership, he has brought together all the 42 tribes and in all his political utterances he has always urged Kenyans to live in peace. Let them focus on selling their manifesto and ideologies,” he said.
Similarly, Orange Democratic Movement Nairobi chairman George Aladwa has told Jubilee Party politicians to desist from making allegations that could fuel animosity in the country.
Mr Aladwa, who is the party’s candidate for the Makadara parliamentary seat, said all leaders must advocate for harmony.
“I want to tell (Aden) Duale and other Jubilee leaders that we will not tolerate anyone abusing our leader.
“We will not allow other leaders to continue hulling insults at Raila. We should maintain peace during the campaign period,” he said.