Former Tanzania PM Lowassa endorses Uhuru

Former Tanzania PM Edward Lowassa.
Former Tanzania PM Edward Lowassa.

Former Tanzania Prime Minister  Edward Lowassa has endorsed President Uhuru Kenyatta, saying his party supports him for steering the country well in the last four years.

Speaking during a one-on-one interview with Citizen Digital after the burial of Interior Cabinet Secretary Maj-Gen (Rtd) Joseph Nkaissery at Ilbisil in Kajiado, the Chadema Party leader  said that the Maasai people in Tanzania support President Kenyatta’s re-election bid.

“Chadema Party met and agreed to support President Kenyatta’s re-election bid because he has led Kenya well,” said Lowassa.

The Chadema Party leader also called on Kenyans to maintain peace during the August 8th General Election, warning them not to revert to the deadly violence witnessed in the 2007 elections.

“I pray that Kenyans seek peace and not repeat the violence [witnessed in the 2007 election]. Peace has been the foundation of your success, let people look for peace in the ballot box and not outside of it,” said the Chadema Party leader Lowassa who lost to President John Magufuli in Tanzania elections held two years ago.

President John Magufuli won the Tanzania presidential election with 58% of the vote even though his rival, Lowassa, at first rejected the official results which showed he had garnered 40% of the ballots cast.

Speaking on the state of the East Africa Community  following the coalition of the willing split and suspicions, Lowassa said the regional body has been experiencing expected teething problems.



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