City lawyer pledges to end corruption, tribalism if elected President in 2017
16 March 2016, 15:29
Nairobi - Dr Ekuru Aukot has promised to protect the Kenyan Constitution, stop corruption and end tribalism should he be elected President in the upcoming general election.
Aukot, a lawyer and advocate of the High Court of Kenya has declared his interest in vying for the Presidency under the Thirdway Alliance Kenya party which was founded in 2014.
“I promise to protect the Constitution, arrest runaway corruption and depolarize Kenya,” Aukot said in an interview in Nairobi Tuesday.
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Being a member of the now defunct Committee of Experts that came up with the new Constitution of Kenya, Aukot feels that the government is not doing enough to see it fully implemented.
“Enough is enough I can’t sit down and watch as the constitution is being mutilated, bad laws passed, and the executive disobeying court orders. This constitution has a lot of promises and needs a steward for it to be fully implemented,” Aukot said.
According to the lawyer, his party is not leaning towards Jubilee or Cord but talks are underway with like-minded leaders and parties to form a coalition of parties to redeem Kenya from the status quo.
“I am running for the ordinary Kenyans. I am running to give a voice to the Kenyans who are tired of tribalism and corruption. I am running to create jobs for Kenyans especially the young people. I am running to change the trajectory of our children's future,” Aukot said.
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