Bomet elders appeal for peace ahead of Uhuru visit
Kipsigis Council of elders (MYOOT) on Friday held a meeting at a Bomet hotel to deliberate on the presidential tour to Bomet County for a church fundraiser on Sunday.
The elders led by retired Bishop of Africa Gospel Church–Kenya Paul Leleita said that during the function, Uhuru will raise funds for the church’s regional offices.
Bishop Leleita pleaded with Bomet residents to respect all the leaders and urged youths not to be involved in any of acts hooliganism.
The Bishop said as elders, they always pray for the unity of purpose among leaders regardless of political divide and continued peace and stability in the country.
Uhuru is visiting the region in the wake of political rivalry between the Governor Isaac Rutto and the Deputy President William Ruto.
Governor Rutto has been accusing the Deputy Head of State of allegedly undermining his administration.
The elders have urged government to work round the clock to arrest insecurity in the North Rift where bandit killed 56 people recently.
They termed cattle rusting as “primitive” way of earning a living living and urged the rustlers to instead venture into income generating activities.