Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party Raila Odinga said he will not allow Kenya to have internally displaced person (IDPs) again because of political violence if elected president.
Raila was speaking at the funeral of former mayor of Nakuru Joseck Thuo Ngeta at ACK Good Shepherd in Nakuru on Wednesday.
"I will not allow this country to have IDPs again because of political violence if I’m elected the fifth President of Kenya,” Raila said.
Raila also pledged to resettle those who were ejected from their homes because of political violence back to their homes.
"Those who were uprooted from their homes because of political violence will be returned to their original homes," said Raila.
The former Premier who said he was representing President Uhuru Kenyatta at the ceremony said his ‘Azimio la Umoja’ agenda is focused on ensuring peace prevails among citizens from different communities or religious backgrounds.
"My Azimio La Umoja agenda is aimed at making sure all Kenyans irrespective of their tribes, colour and religious affiliations live in peace as one people of Kenya. That is my gospel and I will continue to preach it," the former PM said.
Raila reiterated Kenyans should be able to live together anywhere in the country peacefully and united.
"Kenyans should be able to live together and in unity anywhere. A Luo should be able to work in Nyeri and Kikuyu or any person should work anywhere and that is the Kenya agenda I am pushing," he said.
Other political leader and government officials attended the ceremony including Governors Lee Kinyanjui and Wycliffe Oparanya. Water CS Sisily Kariuki and State House comptroller Kinuthia Mbugua were also in attendance.