NGO Council calls for political sobriety

By Stephen K. Cheboi, National Chairman, National Council of NGOs-Kenya

The NGOs Council of Kenya urges those participating in bipartisan talks that are ongoing at Bomas to always embrace the dialogue for peace and harmony in our Kenyan society.

We urge that that parties avoid exchanges that may undermine the talks and reconciliation.

We urge major political party players in the country work with other rival parties.

We urge hardliners on the government side to give peace a chance and avoid inflammatory rhetoric that may risk derailing talks and taking the country back to divisive acts of violent protests and their chaotic aftermath that has seen lives lost and property destroyed.

We take this opportunity to urge communities in the neighbouring North Rift counties to live in peace and harmony and as we appreciate the recent move by Defense Cabinet Secretary Aden Duale and Roads Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen to visit the region and discuss the need for sustainable peace and harmony. We urge the Government to open up the infrastructure in the region.

The NGO Council will work with all stakeholders to support the good work NGOs do in our society.

The writer (Stephen K. Cheboi) is the National Chairman of The National Council of NGOs-Kenya

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