No debt in politics, Karua says
24 July 2012, 14:10
Narc-Kenya Presidential hopeful Martha Karua has claimed that Mt.Kenya region owes nobody a debt and it’s not ready to reciprocate in support of other presidential candidates during her tour in Meru.
Karua said that Mt.Kenya region is ready to support a presidential candidate of their choice and nobody should claim for a give back.
“Some presidential candidates are criss-crossing the country saying Mt.Kenya has already produced two presidents, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta and Mwai Kibaki and time has come for the region to back other presidential aspirants from other communities,” she said.
Speaking in Igembe North District, during her third day campaign tour in Meru County ,the Gichugu MP,noted politicians should embrace national politics and not tribal outfits.
She added asking other regions to back a certain community is a direct way of promoting tribalism in the country.
The former cabinet minister claimed that no community in Kenya owes the other any debt as long as politics is concern.
“Even if it’s your brother who is contesting it should not look automatic that you have to back him. Kenyans themselves have the right to support a candidate of their choice without being pushed or manipulated,”she noted.
The legislator urged the residents to analyze all the presidential aspirants and vote for the right person who has good track records.
Accompanied by the former finance Minister David Mwiraria she cautioned residents against voting for corrupt leaders who have looted from the public coffers.
“Some leaders have made the Country their mothers’ breast where they suckle public money. These are the people whom we don’t want back to power,” She added.
Karua noted her government will be ready to implement law that will protect both the rich and the poor equally.
“The gap between the rich and the poor still is wide, where by the rich and their children continues to occupy top jobs in the government and other sectors while the poor and qualified child still languish in poverty due to lack of employment,” said Karua.
She emphasized her government will create more jobs for the youths where by everybody will get employment after college and also ensure food security in the country by ensuring food prices are affordable
Karua also noted she is not ready to dissolve her party in a move to form an alliance with other parties.
She claimed she is ready and determined to complete the race by her own noting a fellow state house aspirants should woo voters by themselves and not through forces.
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