sUnited Republican Party presidential aspirant William Samoe Ruto took his campaign to Coast province in Malindi and headed to Garsen and Bura in Tana River County before he headed to Kwale County over the weekend attacking his ODM counter part indirectly over the issues raised by his former aids book “PEALING THE MASK”.
Addressing locals at Marereni in Magarini district Ruto said “There are those who have been pointing fingers to others over allegations in this country and those are the people claiming they want to be the president of this country and yet they don’t practice democracy thank God everything is being revealed to Kenyans so that they don’t make wrong decisions during the election time.”
Without mentioning names Ruto said Kenyans should avoid such leaders and instead vote for leaders who have democratic agendas of the country and not those who keep on giving false tales which will not help the country attaining its economy.
Ruto said when elected as the president he will change the country’s economy by ensuring that farmers are provided with tractors and seeds and also provide free loans to youths and women groups in the country.
The presidential aspirant said the country needs a leader who will be promising and fulfilling the promises and not those who are full of stories which can not eradicate poverty in the country.
He said for example 1 millions acres Sabaki land at Malindi in Kilifi County is capable of producing 200,000 tones of sugarcane which can be used to serve the entire Coast region.
“We want the government to stop as quickly as possible issuing title deeds in Nairobi and pass the mandate to county offices because locals themselves knows whose land is available so that issues of land grabbing which has been a big problem in the Coast province can cease to exist,” he asserted.
He said if land is left to the county, locals will be able to get title of their lands which can be used to obtain loans and take to school their children as well as opening up businesses.
“Many indigenous people in the region have land but they can’t use it to take loans because they don’t have titles deeds like foreigners and other tycoons get title of land in Nairobi because it involves a lot of procedures and money as well. So we ant the mandate to be brought down to county officers immediately,’ he added.
Ruto was accompanied by former speaker Francis Ole Kaparo, North Horr MP Francis Chacha Ganya, former Kisii MP Omingo Magara, political activist Anania Mwaboza, former Likoni MP Suleiman Shakombo, Kilifi county council Chairman Anthony Kingi and Malindi Mayor Samson Mapinga among others.
He went further to add that tourism sector in the country can be improved if security issues can be well addressed as well as marketing the country’s new tourist products in foreign countries.
"This country is capable of receiving to about 10 million tourists is security is set in all parts of the country and also marketing new tourists products to foreign countries and that can only be achieved if URP is elected the next government where we say and do not giving Kenyans false tales," he noted.
Ruto also challenged minister for immigration and registration of persons Otieno Kajwang to hasten issuing identification card to youths in the country instead of engaging in politics so that Kenyans can be assured of voting for their desired leaders in the for coming general election because it is their constitutional rights.
"Tunataka waziri Kajwanga awache kuimba mapambano arudi afisini mwake hahakikishe vijana wanapata vitambulisho ili wachague viongozi wawapendao uchaguzi ukifika, we want Minister Kajwang to stop singing Mapambano and go back to his office and make sure youths get IDs so that they can vote in the next general election, “Ruto.
Omingo Magara criticized ODM presidential aspirant Raila Odinga saying he had no agenda for being the president of the republican challenging him to tell Kenyans why he was detained and not to seek sympathy votes because of his wrong deeds which landed him in jail.
Kaparo in his side said URP government will help to solve land problems raised in the Coast province and urged locals to support the party’s presidential aspirant.
“In Tanzania no one is allowed to construct any structure 500 meters from the sea so that citizens can access the beach and that is possible here in Kenyan if we join hands and chose URP government. We can’t continue seeing locals being locked out to access the beach by few individuals who are even visitors here,” he said.
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