Busia NASA, teachers & church leaders urge Uhuru, Raila to torn down

Busia National Super Alliance, teachers and Church leaders have urged NASA leader Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta b to avoid public outbursts that could plunge the country into turmoil.
MPs  Oku Kaunya (Teso North), Geoffrey Omuse  (Teso South),  Deputy Speaker Lawrence Okaale, KNUT Busia  County spokesman Deogratious  Owaya ,  ACK  Katakwa   Diocese Bishop John Okude and his predecessor   Zakayo Epus  Bishop also appealed to IEBC to have a level playing for the two presidential  contestants ahead of the October 26 polls.
Speaking during the burial service for former Busia Water and sewerage company director Philemon Imo at Amagoro polytechnic grounds on Saturday, Kaunya urged the church to pray for the country which he said was at crossroads.
“I want the church and other arbitrators to tell the electoral body to address the minimum changes NASA wants to enable the elections be held in a fair and transparent manner. This is our prayer,” he said.
Omuse  said  if  the IEBC  CEO   Ezra Chiloba and  some changes  are made at the secretariat  then all will be well  then NASA will  accept to participate at the polls, adding that they will accept the  verdict of Kenyans if  the exercise is conducted in a transparent manner.
Deputy Speaker Lawrence Okaale said NASA is   ready for the elections any time but only if the field in the IEBC is level. We are solidly behind Raila’s election as the fifth President of Keya.
Owaya said teachers in Busia and Kenya  at large want peace  in the country, adding that they will support progressive politics . “Teachers in Busia will support Raila’s election citing that the NASA leaders will address numerous challenges facing teachers including understaffing and better pay.
Bishop Okude  said  they will soon summon President Uhuru Kenyatta to appear before  the House of Bishops, adding that  NASA leader Raila Odinga and acting Interior  CS Fred Matiangi have already appeared before  them.
Okude’s  predecessor  Zakayo Epus  said  church leaders want peace  and respect for each other. “ I want Raila and Uhuru to stop abusive language  and conduct campaigns in a sober manner.”
Photos: Teso North MP Oku Kaunya and his Teso South counterpart Geoffrey Omuse in Amagoro on Saturday.
          ACK Katakwa  Diocese Bishop John Okude  in Amagoro on Saturday.

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