Tuju in Kisumu
08 March 2012, 17:06
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Party of Action Presidential aspirant Raphael Tuju has warned Kenyans against joining and championing for tribal based alliances. Terming such alliances as ’fickle’, Tuju has urged the electorate to think wisely before voting in any person aspiring to lead the nation in any capacity.
Speaking at Nyalenda in Kisumu when he officially launched his party’s office, Tuju challenged Nyanza people to exercise their democratic right sensibly by shunning off divisive politics which he said has led to the economic downfall of the region.
The POA presidential hopeful has promised to revive stalled industries in Kisumu, and turn around the town’s economy by creating more jobs for the youth.
‘Kisumu is better placed in terms of resources, but it is a pity that poverty levels in the region have hit an all time high, I want you to join this vehicle and help me make this town an economic hub in East and Central Africa, ’ he added.
In his stop-overs at Jua kali and Jubilee market, the former Rarieda MP challenged the youth to avoid being used by ‘power hungry’ politicians but instead channel their strength in campaigning and voting for youthful leadership.
Tuju also appealed to Kenyans to vet and elect the country’s next head of state by critically examining their development track record.
Unlike his last visit of Kisumu which turned chaotic, Thursday’s visit was rather peaceful as Tuju was warmly welcomed.
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