President Uhuru Blasts Governor Aspirant Chirau Mwakwere, Telling Him to Respect Himself.

May 25, 2017, 11:33 pm

President Uhuru Kenyatta appealed to residents of Kilifi and Kwale to re-elect Jubilee, citing improved electricity connections, land resettlement, refurbished roads and protection of mining resources.

President Kenyatta cited the tarmacking of the Kaloleni-Mavueni road and connection of 105,000 homes to electricity in Kilifi, up from 48,000 in 2013.

“Those questioning our track record should tell us what they did when they were in Government,” said Uhuru, adding that his administration has given title deeds to squatters and settled the landless in Coast.

He accused the Opposition of inciting residents against Jubilee administration’s gains in power connection, road and other developments.

“We want to unite our people through development, job creation and attracting foreign investment but our opponents are spreading hatred and propaganda,” said Uhuru in Kilifi.

In Kwale, the President and his deputy, William Ruto, assured the interests of the locals would be taken care of in mining.

“Minerals will not be taken from Kwale County without the due process being followed and without taking into consideration the interest of the people,” said Ruto.

President Kenyatta cautioned a former minister vying for the Kwale governorship not to lie to the people about land and mineral issues in the county.

The Head of State said Chirau Mwakwere should be the last person to pretend that he cares about the interest of locals in regard to land and minerals.

 Signed away

The President, who spoke at Lunga Lunga near the Kenya Tanzania border, said it was Mr Mwakwere who signed away the rights of the people when he was the minister in charge of environment.

He said Mwakwere should respect himself and stop making unfounded claims about the Jubilee leadership.

“He has been going round and claiming that Salim Mvurya (Kwale Governor) joined Jubilee to steal the resources of Kwale people,” said the President.

Uhuru claimed Jubilee “rescued” Mwakwere after he lost the 2013 Kwale senatorial race by appointing him Kenya’s top diplomat in Tanzania.

But in Kilifi, the Jubilee leaders were greeted with discontent over the shortage of low cost maize flour, as residents chanted “unga!” unga!”

As the shouting mounted Mung’aro said “if the unga has not reached here let me end my speech but the government will intervene.”

When Uhuru rose to speak, he did not discuss the matter.

Mr Ruto also steered clear of the unga debate and instead criticised the Opposition and local Governor Amason Kingi.

Kenya National Union of Teachers Chairman Mudzo Nzili spoke at the rally and cautioned the Opposition against creating false narratives about the education sector.



Source:  standard

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