, NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 4 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has accused former Premier Raila Odinga of seeking to stoke ethnic tensions ahead of the next General Elections through his claims that diversion of water from the highlands will result in drought.
“The witchdoctor is shameless, ” he said to a standing ovation during a special National Governing Council meeting of the newly formed Jubilee Party at the Bomas of Kenya.
“He thrives in division and poverty. That is his work,” the President continued.
The President also dismissed Odinga’s graft dossiers on his Administration saying he would not join the opposition, “in the mud.”
The delegates, after this, broke into ‘Uhuru Kiboko Yao’ tunes in praise of the President.
On party issues, he said the Jubilee Party was all about unity.
“We are not here to fight. Let’s unite… We just want to bring all Kenyans together, ” he said.
He urged political competitors to market the party instead of engaging in fights.
“The Jubilee Party will become the first party to hold the first free and fair nomination exercise, ” he said making it clear that the nomination exercise would be overseen by the Independent Boundaries and Electoral Commission.
The President was speaking during the special Jubilee Party National Governing Council meeting on Friday, where he kicked off his speech by highlighting key achievements.
He spoke on the free maternity programme, he also touched on the modernisation of the security services and tasked Governors with confirming some of the key projects the Jubilee Government has launched in their areas.
“Let the one who want to see, see what we have done, ” the President said.
He urged the Jubilee Party supporters to ignore the “noise” from his opponents.
He also said that the business environment has been improved more so through enactment of legal measures that have eliminated the bureaucracy in delivering of services by the Government.
He also said that his Administration has remained true to the Constitution by channeling funds to County Governments.
He also said that about one million people, who are disadvantaged, are being supported by the Government.
On power, he said the Government has added about 1,000 Megawatts to the national grid while another project in Marsabit, set to be launched, will add 400 Megawatts to the National grid.
It is also under the Jubilee Government, according to the President, that Kenyans have been United more than ever.
“Have we worked or not? ” he posed.
On land reforms, he said he has issued more than 3 million title deeds.