Presidential hopeful Peter Kenneth of the Kenya National Congress has asked teachers and the Government to negotiate and reach a settlement on the pay stalemate.
He, however, said teachers had downed their tools at the wrong time.
“The Government should negotiate with teachers right away instead of leaving pupils and students to go without learning,” said the KNC leader.
On security, he said if he ascends to the presidency next year, the security would not be negotiable.
“Why are Kenyans dying due to insecurity at this time and age?” he posed.
The Assistant minister was in Kitengela to drum up support for the KNC aspirant Peter Munene who is battling it out with 10 other aspirants in the September 17 Kajiado North by elections.
The seat fell vacant following the death of former Internal Security minister George Saitoti in a chopper crash in Ngong on June 10.
At the same time, Kenneth said his party is firm and stable unlike other outfits. “It is unwise to vote in leaders who are not development conscious,” he said.
The presidential hopeful said Kajiado North constituency residents should be emulated for being peaceful despite the cosmopolitan nature of the area.
“Let’s build a country devoid of tribalism. Leaders should ensure Kenya isn’t divided at all. Let us all preach peace as we approach the elections,” he said.
Kenneth said Kenyans are aware of leaders who cause chaos and therefore will shun them ahead of the elections.
The presidential hopeful also said insecurity would be a thing of the past if elected.
Munene said he had worked closely with Saitoti and if elected, he will ensure all the projects started are completed.
By Peterson Githaiga, The Standard