, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 3 – Prime Minister Raila Odinga wants Kenyans to vet those aspiring for leadership positions by their deeds and not the public pledges they make.
He cautioned Kenyans to be wary of some political hypocrites whose campaign statements were not in tune with their actions.
The Premier made the remarks on Sunday when he attended Sunday mass at the Jesus Is Alive Ministry (JIAM) in Nairobi.
He told the congregation that most of those outspoken about the unity of the nation were actively involved in the formation of tribal groupings for political expediency.
“When they speak of unity of Kenyans they regroup to revive the GEMA meeting in Limuru while their colleagues retreat to Eldoret for the rebirth of the KAMATUSA,” Odinga said.
He asked Kenyans to judge leaders according to what they stood for to ensure that they entrusted the leadership of the country to those who believed in the reforms Kenyans were craving for.
The Premier who accompanied by his wife Ida Odinga challenged those insinuating that he was too old for the presidency to prove that they were better.
He regretted that such arguments were misplaced as some of the so called youthful contenders always ran out of fresh ideas that could help improve the living standards of Kenyans.
“I am 20 years younger than when Mandela took leadership and yet I represent the ideas of the young and progressive Kenyans,” The Premier said.
Assistant Minister Bishop Margaret Wanjiru presided over the service which was also attended by MPs Elizabeth Ongoro and Millie Odhiambo.