Kenya Kwanza loyalists urge Kirinyaga voters to reject ‘Raila project’ » Capital News
KIRINYAGA, Kenya, January 29 – Leaders allied to the UDA, ANC and Ford-Kenya have urged voters to reject candidates forced upon them ahead of general elections in August.
Leaders who accompanied Vice President William Ruto on a tour of Embu and Kirinyaga counties said Raila Odinga of ODM now dubbed Azimio was a project imposed on Kenyans.
Leaders including Musalia Mudavadi of the ANC, Moses Wetangula of Ford-Kenya and dozens of elected leaders have called on Kenyans to reject the “draft”.
They said Raila was driven to protect the interests of wealthy people.
“Kenya is very united and we will take the country forward. We will not allow anyone to be imposed on Kenyans,” Dr Ruto said.
Dr Ruto said Mr Odinga’s candidacy was doomed.
“Kenya cannot afford a project imposed on it. It is costing us dearly,” he said.
Dr Ruto said he first supported President Kenyatta in 2002 and has stood by his side ever since.
He said it was unfair that Parliament was called back to make laws to benefit one individual at the expense of millions of ordinary citizens.
The others were Governors Anne Waiguru and Jackson Mandago.
MPs Muchangi Karemba, Alice Wahome, Rigathi Gachagua, Kimani Ichung’wa, Ndindi Nyoro, Aisha Jumwa, Millicent Omanga, Aden Duale, Kipchumba Murkomen, Aaron Cheruiyot, Susan Kihika, Geoffrey King’ang’i, Cecily Mbalile, Johnson Sakaja, Charles Njagagua, Njuguna Kawanjiku and Tandaza Sawa were present.
The others were Sylvanus Osoro, Malulu Ijendi, Wilson Sossion, George Koimburi, Cate Waruguru, Majimbo Kalasinga, Nasri Sahal, Robert Gichimu, Rahab Mukami, John Kinyua, Peris Tobiko, Charles Kamuren, Julius Melly Johnson Sakaja, Falhada Iman and Kithure Kindiki.
Mudavadi said they decided to partner with Dr Ruto to free Kenyans from the current economic hardship.
He said they came together because their ideologies are similar and for the welfare of Kenyans.
“Our goal is to improve the economy of this country. So we have to come together and complete the elections in the first round,” Mudavadi said.
He said what was seen Friday in Western was an indication that the region has totally rejected Odinga.
Wetangula warned that it would be a terrible loss for President Kenyatta if he continued to impose Mr Odinga on Kenyans.
Waruguru said Kenyans are tired of being misled by people pursuing selfish interests.
She wonders why the President abandoned his followers because of Odinga.
Duale said it was time for Raila to have cheated and deceived many leaders and supporters in the past.
Murkomen said Odinga spoiled Jubilee’s development plans, saying his bid should be rejected.
Gachagua said Mudavadi and Mr. Wetangula’s decision to join the hustler movement was commendable.
Sakaja said Kenya would reject any project imposed on them, adding that Western Kenya had decided to reject Odinga.
Kindiki said the handshake, BBI and Azimio projects spoiled the last term of the Jubilee government.