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Chaos Erupt In Juja As Campaigns Turn Violent

The country is currently witnessing hard times due to the ravaging Covid-19 pandemic. However, politics never stop as politicians are in the frontline flouting Covid-19 rules. There have been numerous by-elections scheduled by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission with most of them have been wound up.

Political rivalry is very common in the country due to intolerance amongst supporters.

The political state in the country is becoming so fragile as leaders engage in publicly abusing one another for political mileage. This creates hate among the supporters who are now turning chaotic and unruly.

Although, death has robbed the country a lot of prominent leaders. These strong leaders have succumbed to cancer, Covid-19 and others have died of natural causes.

The IEBC has though scheduled by-elections to fill the vacant positions. The most recent by-election was that of Machakos senator position then followed by the Garissa Senate seat which fell vacant after the dead of Hon. Yusuf Haji.

The next by-election is that of Juja parliamentary seat which fell vacant after the dead of Hon. Member of parliament, Francis Waititu who succumbed to cancer earlier the year. The elections are scheduled to be conducted on May 18, 2021.

Among the constants is Hon. George Koimburi vying on ,Peoples Empowerment Party, PEP which is affiliated to Moses Kuria as party leader. The Gatundu North Member of parliament is currently campaigning for his candidate, a move not welcome by the jubilee government. This is because Kuria is part and a member of the jubilee party.

Earlier today Moses Kuria was charged for flouting Covid-19 rules and fined kshs 75,000 with other members allied to him.

Amid his arraignment in court chaos were witnessed today in Juja after allegedly hired goons destroyed a public toilet which had been built by one Koimburi at Weteithie market.

These kind of actions should rebuked with strongest terms possible. Political rivarly should not divide people because is for a while. No one should hurt anyone or vandalise anyone's property due to political enemity.

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