NASA woos Nandi residents, promises to prioritise agriculture
National Super Alliance (NASA) flag bearer Raila Odinga on Sunday told Kapsabet residents that a vote for the Opposition is a vote for improving Kenya’s agricultural sector.
Speaking during a campaign rally at the Kapsabet Agricultural Show Ground in Nandi County, the former premiere said that the Jubilee administration is incompetent and has failed to address farmers’ problems.
“Today farmers have become poorer because for instance tea farmers get only Ksh10 per kilo as bonus. Raw milk prices are too low when Jubilee buys from farmers, at Ksh30, but ironically when they reach the market, Kenyans are forced to buy even more diluted milk at a record Ksh140,” said Mr. Odinga.
According to Mr. Odinga, Jubilee is a government that does not care for its people as they have bought maize from Mexico farmers at Ksh4,200 per bag, yet they offered local farmers only Ksh3,200 per bag.
Raila’s running-mate and Wiper party leader, Kalonzo Musyoka, once again told the residents that the Opposition has prioritized an entirely free primary and secondary education once they ascend power.
Ford Kenya party leader, Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula, promised the charged crowd that NASA’s government will not tolerate corruption within its operations, something that he, Wetangula, says has defined Jubilee’s reign since 2013.
“Even I will not tolerate my friend in NASA engaging in corruption. Jubilee have squandered large percentage of taxpayers’ money on corruption scandals and that is why the country is in so much trouble right now in terms of high living conditions,” said Mr. Wetangula.
Chama Cha Mashinani (CCM) party leader, who is also the Bomet County Governor, Isaac Ruto accused Jubilee of not fulfilling the pledges they made to Kenyans back in 2013, expressing his regret for fiercely campaigning for it to ascend power back then.
“Kenyans are even poorer today because of a failed government. Even when you come to Nandi nowadays there is no maize. They said they will tarmac 10,000 km roads, where are the roads now,” said Isaac Ruto.
Opposition NASA principals are currently leading a campaign rally at Kapsabet Agricultural Show Ground in Nandi County in their vote hunting bid in the vote-rich Rift Valley region.
Speaking during the ongoing rally, Bomet governor Isaac Ruto has faulted Jubilee government for failing to deliver on its promises.
Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho has accused the President Uhuru Kenyatta of allegedly impoverishing Kenyans, urging residents to vote for NASA to get to power to improve their situation.
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