Jubilee in Nairobi rally, Raila in Western

January 12, 2013 10:14 am


Uhuru and Ruto when they addressed a similar rally in Nakuru in December. FILE.
Uhuru and Ruto when they addressed a similar rally in Nakuru in December. FILE.
NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 12- Presidential aspirants in the three major coalitions have lined up a series of rallies in various parts of the country this weekend ahead of the March election.

Jubilee alliance leaders Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto were scheduled to address their first rally in Nairobi on Saturday afternoon, more than two weeks after they were installed to vie for President and running mate respectively.

On Friday, the two were in Kericho where they assured voters that the ‘Jubilee coalition is out to improve the country’s economy particularly in the rural areas as opposed to concentrating resources in Nairobi.

“Government resources must reach the grassroots now more than ever before. You have seen what the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) has done. We want to make it even better,” Kenyatta said.

He assured that if elected, his government will ensure that youth and women have easy access to credit so that they can start and maintain businesses.

CORD principals led by their presidential aspirant Raila Odinga and his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka were also expected in Kitale after Friday’s rally in Kakamega.

When he addressed his supporters in Kakamega, Odinga insisted that the CORD alliance has clear policies aimed at transforming the country’s education, agriculture, infrastructure, poverty eradication and provision of jobs to the youth.

“Voters must evaluate political party and aspirant’s ideologies more than tribalism in electing leaders in the general elections,” Odinga stressed.

The CORD alliance is expected to hold another rally in Bungoma County on Sunday.

Deputy Prime Minister Musalia Mudavadi who is vying under the Amani Coalition was expected in Kakamega on Saturday to consolidate the Luhya vote ahead of another rally in Kitale on Sunday.

Mudavadi who campaigned in Bungoma on Saturday accompanied by New FORD Kenya party leader Eugene Wamalwa, KANU National Chairman Gideon Moi and several legislators urged Kenyans to vote for a government that will enhance their dignity and be respected by the international community during the forth coming general elections.


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