Only ignorant people cannot see our development record – Uhuru
President Uhuru Kenyatta has hit out at opposition leaders accusing them of misleading Kenyans that his government has not done enough for the people of Coast region.
Speaking in Taita Taveta County, the President – who was accompanied by his deputy, William Ruto, on a vote hunting mission, said it was only ignorant people who cannot see his government’s track record when it comes to development and meeting his 2013 campaign promises to the people.
President Kenyatta and his deputy urged residents of Taita Taveta County and other areas in the Coast region to support the Jubilee government in the August 8 polls to even benefit more in the coming years.
During the event, Taita Taveta Senator, Dan Mwazo, decamped from the Raila Odinga-led Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party to Jubilee Party.
Taita Taveta Women Representative, Joyce Lay, also defected from ODM to Jubilee Party.
The two were received by President Kenyatta and his deputy in Voi ahead of the Sunday, March 12 rally at the Tononoka Grounds in Mombasa.
The Head of State also said that he will not pointing out what is right and telling off those who falsely accuse him and his government of failing to achieve.
This comes just two days after he said that he would not be arm twisted into changing the revenue sharing agreement on the Turkana oil resources in exchange for votes.
This was after a section of leaders from the region said they would support his re-election if he raised the share of oil revenues allocated to the area, remarks that did not sit well with the Head of State, who was visiting the county to launch a fodder purchase scheme for herders
Led by their Governor, Josephat Nanok, the leaders argued that the share of only Ksh 3 billion out of the Ksh 20 billion oil revenues is too small pushing for a bigger share as well as improvement of local infrastructure such as roads, hospitals and schools.
The President, however, said that he would not be blackmailed with a promise of votes further urging the locals to elect leaders with integrity and a commitment to serve their people.
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