Kenyans urged to elect leaders who perform
20 March 2012, 15:28
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Kenyans have been urged to elect leaders on theirperformance and not race, color, religion or tribal basis.
Minister for Internal Security and Provincial Administration, Professor George Saitoti said Kenyans should scrutinize leaders before they elect them to avoid electing corrupt and leaders who can divide the republic on tribal or racial lines.
He said leaders whose agenda is to divide Kenyans should not be tolerated as the new constitution was very clear to such characters.
Saitoti who is the PNU presidential candidate made there marks at Malindi in Kilifi County on Saturday where he took his presidential campaigns to woe voters to vote for him, he officially opened PNU offices at Malindi town.
He noted that there is a need for all politicians garnering for any political position in the country to avoid dividing Kenyans during their campaigns in order to avoid what happened in 2007-2008 general elections.
Saitoti said he had all it takes to be elected as the President of Kenya and that he was the person who fit to inherit Kibaki position as he leaves the premier seat.
“I urge Kenyans to elect me I have all what it takes. Experience I have with me and so what is remaining is Kenyans sign during the general elections so that I can take over where Kibaki has left and complete all projects that he has left,” said Professor Saitoti.
He stated that all nations around the world were keenly monitoring the politics of Kenya to know if the country will repeat post election violence of last general election where thousands were killed and many others displaced.
“All nations are watching our movement to see if we are going to repeat what happened during the last disputed general elections results. So we must be very careful and particularly politicians because we are the ones who divide Kenyans,” he warned.
He accused politicians who go out to their campaign rallies just to abuse their political rivals noting that such politics are outdated since the dispensation of the new constitution.
“Those who go out to incite youths to throw stones to their political rivals and publicly insulting them they should read the new constitution. Politicians should tell Kenyans what they have done and what they will do if elected and not insulting or inciting Kenyans,” he urged.
He gave example of the American president Barrack Obama who was elected despite the fact that he originate from Kenya and so urged Kenyans to elect leaders not on tribal, religion, racial lines but performance.
The presidential aspirant was accompanied by former MP Ali Wario, Malindi Mayor Samson Mapinga, several PNU Executive officers and other local leaders.
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