President Kenyatta dismisses NASA line-up as ‘jobs for the boys’

April 27, 2017 9:18 pm
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“This was never about the country. It was about giving jobs to themselves instead of the millions of Kenyans who need jobs,” he said/PSCU

, THIKA, Kenya, Apr 27 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has dismissed the NASA power-sharing line-up as nothing more than a ploy to create jobs for its leading figures.

He said the Opposition politicians have lost focus of what leadership means by wasting their energy on how to create positions of power for themselves rather than spending their efforts to improve the welfare of Kenyans.

He said the Opposition has been hoodwinking Kenyans for a long time with a promise to provide an alternative only to end up with a blueprint for jobs for themselves.

“This was never about the country. It was about giving jobs to themselves instead of the millions of Kenyans who need jobs,” he said.

President Kenyatta said the Opposition leaders have also demonstrated they do not promote growth of democracy and respect for the Constitution by including non-constitutional positions in their line-up to hoodwink Kenyans.

“While they are lying to each other about Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister’s positions which is not in the Constitution, we in the Jubilee Party are committed to entrenching democracy to develop the country,” said the President.

He said the Jubilee Party has demonstrated its interest in deepening democracy by conducting free, fair and transparent nominations.

In contrast, the Opposition has conducted shambolic nominations that ended in anarchy and where certificates were dished out to preferred candidates, said the President.

President Kenyatta spoke when he toured his populous Kiambu home county where he addressed thousands of residents and thanked them for turning up in large numbers to participate in the nominations.

He also thanked the residents for exercising their democratic rights to give him a new team to participate in the August 8th elections.

Deputy President William Ruto said the difference between the Jubilee Party and the Opposition in terms of promoting democracy was clear like night and day.

He said the Jubilee Party has conducted transparent nominations where voters have made real choices whereas the Opposition literally auctioned nomination certificates.

The DP also dismissed the Opposition line-up as worthless as far as the progress of Kenya is concerned.

“There is a difference between sharing positions between the elite and creating wealth for our people,” said the Deputy President.

The Deputy President said the Opposition has for more than a year promised Kenyans they would announce a new line-up but ended up naming the same people who vied for elections in 2013.

“These are people who are only interested in fake stories and lofty positions,” said the Deputy President.

The President and the DP were accompanied by a host of leaders including Governors Ken Lusaka (Bungoma), Hussein Dado (Tana River), Salim Mvurya (Kwale) and Taita Taveta Senator Dan Mwazo.

They were also accompanied by candidates nominated for various positions in Kiambu County led by Ferdinand Waititu who is vying for the governorship on a Jubilee ticket.

The President addressed rallies in Githurai, Ruiru, Juja and Thika town.

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