Coast Inter communities Forum for Azimio, a local lobby group based in Mombasa which campaigns for the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya presidential candidate, ODM leader Raila Odinga, has called for political tolerance ahead of the August polls.
Led by Vice chairperson Michael Kituku, the group said that the country is not ready to go back to the 2007 road.
“We call upon people to allow all presidential candidates to campaign across the country in a peaceful manner and exercise restraint for the period remaining,” said Kituku.
Kituku condemned the recent stoning of Odinga’s chopper during the burial of the late Mzee Jackson Kibor in Uasin Gishu county.
He said it is was wrong as Kenya is a democratic country where everybody is free to campaign anywhere.
“If you feel that you don’t like someone don’t attend their meetings. This rising political temperature is a catalyst for election violence that the country is not ready for,” he added.
Addressing the press in Mombasa during their door to door awareness campaign, Kituku said the group has kicked off economic awareness campaign in all 30 wards of Mombasa County on how Raila will revolutionise the economy of the country once he ascends the helm of power as the 5th president on August, 9th.
Kituku said, through President Uhuru and Raila odinga handshake Mombasa residents have benefited from government mega infrastructure projects among them water, road and electricity through the Last Mile Connectivity Project, an initiative geared towards increasing electricity access to Kenyans.