Karua, Mudavadi campaign in the US
Narc-Kenya party leader Martha Karua and Amani National Congress (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavadi have urged Kenyans in the diaspora to come out in support of fight against corruption and in forming an accountable government come 2022.
Addressing Kenyans living in Jersey City, New Jersey the two leaders said that Kenyans vote for bad leaders because of the monetary gain from proceeds of corruption.
Karua said to win an election in Kenya one has to have enough money to bribe voters.
“You won’t get votes without money, whatever good things you say. But it is possible to get our people to unlearn the bad habits of receiving money. This is because they think all politicians are corrupt,” Karua said.
She urged the diaspora community to positively influence their relations back in Kenya to be able to make positive choices during the 2022 General Election.
On his part, Mudavadi said Kenyans in the diaspora should create a diaspora bond from which the government can borrow instead of other loans like the Eurobond and from China.
“If you are already remitting an equivalent of 2 billion dollars annually, you can create a diaspora bond where the government of Kenya can borrow from you, not borrow from a Eurobond,” Mudavadi said.
Also present was Foreign Affairs Chief Administrative Secretary Ababu Namwamba who said he has listened to the grievances of the leaders and the Kenyans in the US and would convey the message to the Jubilee administration.
Mudavadi has declared his interest in vying for president in 2022, and his trip to the US was seen as seeking the support of the diaspora to actualise his presidential ambition.
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