Uhuru Kenyatta says Kenyans should reject any plan to get half a loaf government in the forth-coming elections
19 Jul 2012 by Kioko Musyoka in Kenya, 2062 Views Latest 2062 Views
As the forth coming general election draws near in Kenya presidential aspirants have been going round the country wooing voters to support their presidential bids. Two close friends Uhuru Kenyatta and William Samoe Ruto and ICC suspects pitched their campaigns tents in Coast province in different regions, while Uhuru was campaigning in Lamu county Ruto was wooing voters at Kilifi,Tana River and Kwale county respectively. TNA presidential aspirant Uhuru Kenyatta urged Lamu residents to support the multi billions Lamu port project which will boost the county economically and help create job opportunities in the region and the country at large.
He said the government had set aside KES 2 billions for compensating locals displaced by the project which will cost about 2.5 trillions in its completions.
Addressing locals at Mpeketioni in Lamu during his two day campaign tour Uhuru said there is need for the locals to support the government Lamu port project since it will assist them as a county.
“We know the government is working day and night to ensure that those displaced by the project are paid their money and this project will assist this county economically and the country at large,” he quipped.
He went further to add that through devolution Lamu County will develop and urged locals to be prepared to elect leaders of integrity who will be able to manage their resources.
The presidential aspirant used that time to urge voters to elect him promising fair and free election during nomination and asked loser during the election to support victors in order to stabilize the government and the country as well.
Kenyatta was accompanied by Minister Naomi Shabaan, Assistant Minister Mwangi Kiunjuri,Fahim Twaha, lamu West MP, Abu Chiaba lamu East MP, Makadara MP Gideon Mbuvi alias Sonko, Ambassador Hussein Dhadho and former assistant Minister Betty Tett among others
He said if elected all counties n the country will be represented in the cabinet and urged Kenyans to reject coalition government again and instead to choose a government that will share a loaf of bread amongst all Kenyans.
“These elections you should reject any plan to get half a loaf government and go for a loaf that will be shared amongst all Kenyans are we together? He posed.
However Kenyatta said Muslim communities in the country should not be blamed on the recent grenades attacks in the country and instead blamed few individuals’ gangs with their personal gains who are out to tarnish the name of Muslims.
”I want to congratulate president Mwai Kibaki because although many things have been said about him but he has remained calm and collected yet his action are visible in all parts of the country,” he added.
Minister Naomi Shabaan dismissed critics claiming Kenyatta should this round step down and let others lead the country saying no one chooses where to be born and that Kenyatta should be given a priority to be the president to the republic irrespective of where he comes from.
Sonko scoffed at so-called reforms credentials in ODM saying the PMs Office has been cited in many scandals including maize, and Kazi kwa vijana while assistant Minister Mwangi Kiunjuri asked the government to investigate Miguna Migunas’ claims against PM Raila Odinga and if they are true he should be prosecuted.
“If what Miguna is telling Kenyans is true government should start investigating Prime minister Raila Odinga and if he has a case to answer then face the law like any other Kenyans in the country because no one is above the law,’ he asserted.
On his side Lamu West MP Fahim Twaha took issues with those calling themselves reformists saying they must know that the “reforms” Kenyans want are those that will put money to the pockets of Kenyans and not giving false tales all the time.
Twaha said Kenyatta’s’stint in the treasury showed that his goals putting money to Kenyans pockets is his agenda and urged Lamu people to support his presidential bid.
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