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Uhuru urges locals to support Lamu project

16 July 2012, 15:37 Alloys Musyoka

Lamu residents have been urged to support the Lamu project which will boost the county economically and help create job opportunities in the region and the country at large.

Uhuru Kenyatta, TNA presidential aspirant said the government had set aside KES 2 billions for compensating locals displaced by the project which will cost about 2.5 trillions in its completions.

Addressing locals at Mpeketioni in Lamu during his two day campaign tour over the weekend to woo voters to elect him in the forthcoming general election, Uhuru said there is need for the locals to support the government Lamu port project since it will assist them as a county and country at large.

He went on further to add that through devolution Lamu County will develop and urged locals to be prepared to elect leaders of integrity who will be able to manage their resources.

The presidential aspirant used that time to urge voters to elect him promising fair and free election during nomination and asked loser during the election to support victors in order to stabilize the government and the country as well.

Kenyatta was accompanied by Minister Naomi Shabaan, Assistant Minister Mwangi Kiunjuri, Fahim Twaha, lamu West MP, Abu Chiaba lamu East MP, Makadara MP Gideon Mbuvi alias Sonko, Ambassador Hussein Dhadho and former assistant Minister Betty Tett among others

He said if elected all counties in the country will be represented in the cabinet and urged Kenyans to reject coalition government again and instead to choose a government that will share a loaf of bread amongst all Kenyans.

However Uhuru said Muslim communities in the country should not be blamed for the recent grenades attacks in the country and instead blamed few individuals’ gangs with their personal gains who are out to tarnish the name of Muslims.

Minister Naomi Shabaan dismissed critics claiming Uhuru should this round step down and let others lead the country saying no one chooses where to be born and that he should be given a chance to be the president irrespective of where he comes from.

Sonko scoffed at so-called reforms credentials in ODM saying the PMs Office has been cited in many scandals including maize, and Kazi kwa vijana, while assistant Minister Mwangi Kiunjuri asked the government to investigate Miguna Miguna's claims against PM Raila Odinga and if they are true he should be prosecuted as no one is above the law.

On his side Lamu West MP Fahim Twaha took issues with those calling themselves reformists saying they must know that the “reforms” Kenyans want are those that will put money to the pockets of Kenyans and not giving false tales all the time.

Twaha said Kenyatta’s’ stint in the treasury showed that his goals putting money to Kenyans pockets is his agenda and urged Lamu people to support his presidential bid.

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