Murimi Mutiga and Harrison Kivisu @PeopleDailyKe
President Uhuru Kenyatta says he is optimistic that he will defeat Nasa presidential candidate Raila Odinga by a big margin during next month’s election, because the latter “has no agenda for Kenya”. He asked Kenyans to reject political rhetoric and propaganda at the ballot, so that Kenya can continue on the path of development.
“The choice for Kenyans in the August poll will be between the Jubilee’s economic growth record and the Opposition’s retrogressive politics,” he said. The President said his development record speaks for itself and therefore, voters should not gamble with the Opposition leaders who have been in government for over 100 years yet they “have nothing to show”.
“We are watching them. Because it is only people who have no agenda who can keep on throwing insults everywhere, may God help Kenya in that decision of change,” Uhuru said.
While speaking in Malindi area of Kilifi, the Head of State said Raila failed to address the squatter problem when he was the Prime Minister and therefore, Coast people should reject him.
He asked voters to weigh Jubilee and Nasa leaders on the scale of development they had initiated while in government but not on empty promises. Uhuru said that during his four year tenure, Coast region has benefited immensely in terms of development despite overwhelmingly voting for the Opposition.
Speaking at Jomvu Primary School grounds, the President said he will not be destructed by insults from Opposition leaders because his eyes are set on developing Kenya.
In a thinly veiled attack directed at Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho, the President said the resort city was rotting into mountains of uncollected garbage while the governor was just “chest thumping and throwing insults.”
Deputy President William Ruto said the Opposition has sensed defeat and were using courts to delay the election. Mombasa Jubilee gubernatorial candidate Suleiman Shahbal claimed that there were some people who are trying to scare away voters by spreading hate leaflets. He asked voters not to be scared and ensure they cast their ballot on August 8.