Political and religious leaders from Embu County now want the leadership wrangles that have plagued the County for the last six years brought to an end.
Led by Embu Governor Martin Nyaga Wambora and Embu Senator Njeru Ndwiga, the leaders resolved to unite all communities living in Embu County and lead the agenda of economic transformation of the county.
“Time has come for all of us to unite in order to create a politically stable and economically prosperous county” Governor Wambora said.
Speaking during a summit held at the Kenya School of Government in Embu, the leaders resolved to enhance cohesion and integration of all communities living in the county, to tolerate each other work towards peace love and unity
Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 22163
“We cannot continue dwelling in the past, time has come for us to forget our differences and forge ahead in unity” former cabinet minister and presidential candidate in the 2017 general elections Joe Nyaga said.
Governor Wambora said development projects in Embu have stalled due to political differences between political leaders. “I will immediately tolerate and co-operate with all Embu County leaders for the benefit of our people” Wambora said.
In the last five months, religious and business leaders from Embu have been calling for an end to the wrangles in the County and urged the political class to lead in unity in order to foster development.
Embu Senator Njeru Ndwiga told the meeting that he would hold consultative meetings with likeminded leaders to foster unity and peace.
“We all have a role to play in making lives better for our people, I will lead from the front in uniting and delivering on the promises we made to the people of Embu without discrimination” Ndwiga said.
The Business community and religious leaders welcomed the initiative saying it was a welcome gesture by the political class towards achieving integration and cohesion in Embu.
Ndegwa noted that the county government under the leadership of governor Wambora had made significant strides in achieving success in agriculture, health, education, youth and sports.
“If the political wrangles become a thing of the past, we will deliver more to the people and improve their living standards” the senator said.
The leaders’ summit was attended by among others, former provincial commissioner Arnest Munyi, Embu County women representative Jane Njiru, bishops, members of county assembly, and the business community.