IDPs Warn Tanga-tanga, Kieleweke Teams against Inciting Remarks

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Members of Tanga-tanga group. Photo/File

Internally Displaced Persons Initiative group, IDP have called on the two warring groups in the country, Tanga-tanga and their Kieleweke counterparts to bring to an end the inflammatory remarks the two sides have been spreading among Kenyans.

Speaking on Friday in Kitale, the group warned the two political camps saying that they had caused unnecessary political temperatures in the country. The group said that the heated political rhetorics between the two sides is inflammatory and likely to cause tensions among Kenyans ahead of 2022.

Post-election violence victims who fled Nandi Hills and Kapsabet areas and now taking refuge at NAKA camp in Yamumbi, Eldoret town, on March 03, 2013. Victims of the 1992 and 1997 tribal clashes in Trans Nzoia are criticizing the government for acquiring land to settle the 2007 IDPs while leaving them out.
Some of the IDPs. The group has called to the end of Tanga-tanga, Kieleweke wars in the country. Photo/File

The group led by their chairman Raphael Inear said the members were concerned over the rising cases of divisive politics that could cause hate and animosity among different communities living in the country.

The group said they do not want to witness again what happened in the 2008-2009 post-election violence. They called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to act fast and show leadership by dealing with the careless members from the two rival camps who were using government resources to spread hate.

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Members of Kieleweke Group

“We urge the government to put in place measures to ensure that all those political leaders engaging in political talks that could breach the peace in the country are held responsible. With the current careless remarks being made by the two groups, we are worried we could be heading in the wrong way,” said Raphael.

They also called on the National Cohesion and Integration Commission to deal with the hate-mongers who could polarize the country ahead of 2022 general Elections.

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The two groups, Tanga-tanga allied to Deputy President William Ruto and Kieleweke supporting the handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM party boss Raila Odinga have been taking on each other, each accusing the other of derailing President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Big 4 Agenda in the country.

William Ruto

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s calls for Kenyan leaders to put aside 2022 politics and concentrate on development have proven futile as the two groups continue to take on each other.

Opposition leader Raila Odinga is said to be the de facto leader of Team Kieleweke, but only as the face of the anti-Ruto coalition as a formula is worked out on how to share the spoils.




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