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I am doing it for Kenyans, says Kenneth

28 March 2012, 12:47 Joel Ngugi

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Assistant Minister for Planning and MP for Gatanga, Peter Kenneth says that he is running for president not for his own gain but to benefit Kenyans. He said that he has established many challenges which if not addressed "we will be in a hole all of us as Kenyans".

Topping the list is unemployment which he claimed to be at 38% currently noting that 52% of population are below the age of 18 and so if a solution is not found the problem will be immense with time and it can become a security threat promising to have the solution if elected to the highest office.

Food security too is an issue according to him with Kenya relying on rain agriculture he said there is need for diversifying as current trend is worrying where food production is dwindling while population is growing rapidly calling for proper policies in the sector.

However he said that if elected he would retain democracy as it is currently noting that unlike before where people feared to air their feelings on issues facing the nation today citizens are doing it without fear. Also he commended the government for allowing the fuel levy to go back to road maintenance and building of new roads a thing he will uphold once in office.

At the same time, he called people to shun tribal politics saying that " democracy is to allow all to participate irrespective of regional and cultural differences". Emphasizing that people should be elected basing on "not where one comes from but in quality and ability to deliver and one should be judged from his track record but not on which tribal grouping he associates with".

Kenneth is vying for presidency using Kenya National Congress party ticket.

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