Carry out water projects responsibly, Raila tells Jubilee

Carry out water projects responsibly, Raila tells Jubilee
Opposition Leader, Raila Odinga, addressing crowd at Anglican Church of Kenya's Archibishop, Jackson Ole Sapit, homecoming ceremony in Narok

Politics dominated the thanksgiving ceremony of the Anglican church of Kenya archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit, with CORD leader Raila Odinga and KANU boss Gideon Moi firing salvos at the Jubilee government over massive corruption.

However, former ANC leader Peter Kenneth and a host of Jubilee MPs defended the President Kenyatta-led government exuding confidence of victory in the 2017 polls.

The event did not miss its share of political exchanges as two rival coalitions shared the podium.

Insisting that the Jubilee government had failed Kenyans, CORD leader Raila Odinga urged the Maa Community to remain in the Opposition camp.

“Their time is time, these ‘thieves’ must go home now,” Raila said in reference to the Jubilee government.

Raila touched on the Mau Forest conservation issue, which he blamed for his low popularity in the vote-rich Rift Valley region in 2013 elections, saying that the forest must be conserved at whatever cost – sentiments that we echoed by former Gatanga legislator, Peter Kenneth.

The former prime minister stood his ground on the issue of Itare Dam Project, saying that that project must be abandoned.

“No one is opposing water projects meant to benefit the citizens, all that we are insisting is that it must be carried out in a manner that is considerate all Kenyans and one that helps conserve the environment,” Added Raila.

Kenneth used the occasion to clear the air over his decision to support President Kenyatta in 2017.

“I looked clearly at the situation and saw that it is a two horse race, and I chose to support Uhuru Kenyatta,” Kenneth said.

Earlier, Deputy President William Ruto had accused Raila of playing politics with development, saying the former PM was opposing a project that would bring water to wananchi while he has running water in his house.

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