Women leaders in the county led by Kirinyaga governor Anne Waiguru and Homa Bay women rep Gladys Wanga have called out their male colleagues over premature 2022 campaigns.
The leaders also showed support for President Uhuru Kenyatta and former premier Raila Odinga.
The leaders mainly from Nyanza and Mt. Kenya say the campaigns are failing the nation and have formed a consortium dubbed “EMBRACE” to call for peace and an end to tribalism.
“We reject early campaigns that are polarizing this country and opening wounds when elections are more than three years away,” said Governor Waiguru
The leaders urged their counterparts to embrace the handshake and inclusivity saying that any other part is a path to darkness.
While announcing a new movement, they cited the building bridges initiative as the principle behind their move.
They added that the Big Four Agenda will secure the future of the country.
“We will stand with Uhuru and Raila in the path they are leading the country… The handshake is not about Uhuru and Raila, it is about all of us,” said Wanga.