NASA woos Tharaka Nithi residents, slams Jubilee over corruption

Kalonzo Musyoka and Musalia Mudavadi dance in front of a crowd during a rally at ...
Kalonzo Musyoka and Musalia Mudavadi dance in front of a crowd during a rally at Tharaka Nithi County on February 28, 2017. Photo/COURTESY

The newly formed opposition coalition, the National Super Alliance (NASA), has slammed the ruling Jubilee Administration for playing the politics of seclusion and failing to deliver on what they promised Kenyans during the last General Election.

NASA leaders, who were in Tharaka Nithi County to popularise the coalition, said that the Jubilee Administration failed to unite all Kenyans and only concentrated on two regions in terms of development projects, something, they say is evidenced by their public service appointments where two tribes are taking the lion’s share of government jobs.

“We have come to you people of Tharaka Nithi to tell you that we are building a country of all people in Kenya. Join us in this national coalition,” pleaded NASA co-principal Moses Wetangula.

Musalia Mudavadi, in a statement during the rally, accused the government of failing to control the massive corruption scandals that have rocked the Jubilee Administration, which has led to the high cost of living that poor Kenyans are unable to sustain.

“Let me ask you, when Ksh5 billion is stolen in health sector are you with the government? When sports CS and other officials misuse funds meant for our athletes leading to them suffering in Brazil, are we with the government? Let us vote out this corrupt administration for a better Kenya,” co-principal Musalia Mudavadi said.

Issues of insecurity in Baringo and other counties also features with former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka faulting the government for its failure to contain the constant attacks that are believed to be catalyzed by political figures.

The NASA co-principal ridiculed Deputy President William Ruto’s shoot-to-kill order as primitive and naive saying the government should look for a better way to end the insecurity.

“If the deputy president himself went to Baringo and the bandits attacked, it means that they do not fear the government. If the deputy president ran for his life, where will the common mwananchi run? His orders are against human rights,” said Kalonzo Musyoka.

On his part, former premier Raila Odinga insisted that NASA is a wider coalition for all Kenyans unlike Jubilee, which mostly consists of few communities. He also took time to attack Jubilee bigwig Meru Senator Kiraitu Murungi who recently expressed his regret at dissolving parties to form one grant party.

“Kiraitu now regrets that he dissolved parties, and I am saying that anybody who does that is not knowledgeable,” said Raila Odinga.

The locals were also advised to change the rhetoric of voting along tribal lines if they want to bring change to Kenya.

“Let us do things differently this time round and vote the right leaders and not tribal leaders,” urged Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar.

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