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Uhuru blames poor leadership for economic downfall

09 July 2012, 13:57 Tony Karomo

Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta has attributed the decline of Kenyan Economy to poor leadership system noting that if Kenya need to move ahead and boost its economy, leadership system must be reformed and implemented.

Speaking at Kathwana, Marimati and Mukothima in Tharaka Nithii County the presidential aspirant pointed out that the Coalition government has failed to deliver to its mandates due to its composition of leaders who are only greedy for power.

“We don’t want ‘siasa za upusi’ where leaders only talk of half bread and not development. Fighting for power is a move that plunged this nation into turmoil,” he said.

The Gatundu Mp, reiterated that the 2007 and 2008 post elections violence were not fueled by rigging as it was implicated but occurred since leaders were greedy for power.

“Post elections  violence really brought  down the economy of this nation and if people didn't fight Kenya could be much better and a head,” he said.

He said he is devoted to form a powerful united government that is ready to deliver to Kenyans once he wins the next general elections

Addressing the mammoth crowd at Marimati, he urged resident to rally behind him as he is geared to rule with unity, trust, honesty and integrity to take the Country into a higher level.

“Don’t elect leaders who have looted from the public coffers in the past and have no proven track records for they will drastically bring the economy of this nation down,” he said.

Accompanying MPs Mwangi Kiunjuri, Mbuvi Sonko, Mithika Linturi ,Kaleke Mbiuki and Mburi Muiru urged residents to shun from tribal parties and support TNA since it’s a national party.

“I want to tell Kenyans that the larger Meru is behind Uhuru Kenyatta and those who think they can force residents to join Alliance Party of Kenya headed by Energy Minister Kiraitu Murungi are mistaken,” said Mithika.

“Don’t allow any politician to come in between you and divide the Meru people accusing you of being in GEMA. We have voted as a block in the past and we will do the same in the next coming elections,” said Kiujuri.

The TNA presidential candidate also affirmed that he is on the race to win the next general elections noting in 2002 he had to step down for President Mwai Kibaki owing to his age then.

DPM also urged his fellow politicians to embrace peace by supporting any candidate who will win the next general election.

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