President Uhuru Kenyatta today said the people of North Eastern are one of the biggest stakeholders of the Jubilee government even though those in the Opposition still want to perpetuate the old story of marginalisation.
He said the Jubilee government has set the unprecedented record of having the highest number of senior government positions in the hands of people from the counties of Mandera, Wajir and Garissa.
The Head of State said the opposition wants to sustain the problem of marginalization so that they can use it for their own political gain.
“For the first time, the Leader of Majority (Aden Duale) comes from North Eastern, the Cabinet Secretary for Trade Adan Mohamed is from Mandera and the Foreign Affairs Cabinet Minister (Amina Mohammed) is one of you,” said the President. “Jubilee has not left out the people of North Eastern.
Is there any government that has included more people from this region in government than Jubilee?” posed the President when he addressed a rally in Garissa. Uhuru said the Jubilee administration has connected Garissa to the national grid to provide a permanent source of power.
The tarmacking of the road from Garissa to Mandera is ongoing with the construction going on at a good pace. He said this is aimed at making it possible for the three counties to be home to industries that can create more jobs and more wealth.
Yesterday, the President and his deputy were in Mandera and Wajir counties where the Jubilee Party is also holding sway.