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Jirongo endorsed as Giriama elder

17 April 2012, 12:23 Alloys Musyoka

The newly formed United Republican Partys' (URP) presidential candidate Cyrus Jirongo has called unity amongst Kenyans whom he said have ability to change the poor leadership of the past and the current government.

He said the country is rich but blamed the current leadership and the past ones for failing to use the available resources to develop the country’s economy.

Jirongo added the current top leaders were only channeling most of the country’s’ resources to their regions hence being discriminative to other regions.

“Our country is rich but the problem is leadership because those elected fellows have instead of concentrating on developing the country’s economy using the available resources they are only developing their own regions,” he claimed.

He said those Kenyans who are benefiting from the available country’s resources are only the rich people and not the common and the local people.

Jirongo urged Kenyans to elect him in the coming general election in order to change the country.

The new constitution through the devolve governments he noted will help Kenyans to send home those leaders who have been misusing Kenyans for long time.

“Those leaders who have been mistreating Kenyans and misused their resources for their own benefits will be faced off by the new constitution.

In the county governments leaders will be responsible of all resources and so you need a good and a visionary leader to lead you,” he said.

Jirongo made the remarks on Saturday at Bomani village where he was made a installed a Giriama elder after a fund drive where about 1 million shillings were raised.

He was accompanied by Assistant Minister for Land Francis Baya, former Malindi MP Lukas Maitha and Ambassador Hussein Dado among other local leaders.

The presidential aspirant was installed a Giriama elder and named Mtawali Ngoyo meaning a ruler in Giriama while Baya who is garnering for Kilifi governorship post was named Mahenzo ga Kwehu meaning the most needed one.

They were dressed in Giriama traditional attires during the ceremony after the fund drive outside a church after plans the ceremony to take place at a Kaya shrines aborted since the politicians arrived late in the evening.

The ceremony was presided over by over 25 Kaya elders where Dama Chula, a giriama elder woman and Baya Thoya blessed Jirongo to continue with his campaign to win the general election.

They expressed optimism that Jirongo would win and become the Kenyans president come general election.

“We have blessed you and so the next president f this country you will be therefore if you become the president don’t forget us like other leaders whom we blessed them and later forgotten us,” they said during the initiation ceremony.

The politicians arrived at Bomani grounds in Magarini constituency in two choppers at around 6:45 pm where they attended a fund drive before Jirongo and Baya were initiated.

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