October 23, 2018

Raila, Kalonzo promise to solve miraa crisis if elected

The National Super Alliance (NASA) on Monday (27/02/17) went to campaign in Meru and Tharaka Nithi counties, where they promised to fix problems facing Kenyans if elected in the August election.

NASA chiefs Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka accused the Jubilee Government of tribalism and corruption, vices they said are plaguing development in the country.

The former Prime Minister accused President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto on ruling the country on an ethnic basis.

Mr Odinga said it was time for Kenyans and leaders to unite and ensure development is realised as soon as possible.

He also noted that some counties labelled as Jubilee strongholds have now decided to support to NASA.

“Kenyans have the reason, ability and will to remove Jubilee from power. Corruption and tribalism in the country are on an immeasurable level and we must change for the betterment of our people,” said Odinga.

On his part, Mr Musyoka stated that a wave of change is blowing across Africa and Kenya will not be left behind.

“Before election you’ll hear talk about Mt Kenya which diminishes after the polls. That has a political meaning and voters should be wary,” said Musyoka.

He pointed out that Jubilee supporters have now realised that it was a mistake to merge parties to form Jubilee and asked those unhappy to immediately join NASA.

Kalonzo also urged Meru residents to vote for NASA to ensure tribalism and non-inclusiveness in Government is forgotten after August.

“We want an all-inclusive government that will accommodate all communities in the country. Jubilee had sidelined Meru but is now trying to endear itself to the region since the election is approaching,” reiterated Kalonzo.

The opposition luminaries also blamed the Government for the plight of miraa farmers, who they said were suffering in the wake of a ban on miraa sales in European markets.

Raila reiterated that the Government had failed to intervene after Somalia had increased taxes on the crop.

The two opposition chiefs were earlier blocked from the Meru bus terminus by youth chanting Jubilee slogans, but were able to speak at Laare and Kiutine markets in Igembe North and Central sub-counties.

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