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Kamba leaders say community opposed to ‘quarter mkate’ situationship

President Kenyatta flagged off 12 Jubilee Party branded cars, equipment, materials and a fleet of trucks that will be used by aspirants for campaigns in the Ukambani region/PSCU

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 10 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has reassured of his commitment to uplift the lives of 40 million Kenyans saying he has always worked to ensure an inclusive Government that will transform the country.

“To have an inclusive Government has always been our intention. Ours is a Government that seeks to uplift 40 million Kenyans and not one that only seeks to appease four people,” President Kenyatta said.

The President spoke at an event attended by Deputy President William Ruto at State House, Nairobi, where he flagged off 12 Jubilee Party branded cars, equipment, materials and a fleet of trucks that will be used by aspirants for campaigns in the Ukambani region.

The cars, trucks, equipment and campaign materials were donated by Peter Muthoka, a prominent Ukambani businessman, who is a staunch supporter of the Jubilee Party.

President Kenyatta called on other well-wishers to support the Jubilee Party’s campaign and its transformative agenda.

“It is people like you who will make us succeed because we know without proper support it is very difficult to run a campaign,” the President said, thanking Muthoka for the donation.

He urged the Ukambani region Jubilee campaign team – which was present during the event – to use the vehicles, equipment and materials effectively to mobilise voters for him and for other candidates vying on the party’s ticket.

Briefing the President and his deputy on the strategy the Jubilee campaign team has put in place in the Lower Eastern region, Muthoka exuded confidence that the party will garner most votes in Ukambani.

“We are confident that the Jubilee Party this time round will get most votes in Ukambani because in 2013 you were giving Kenyans a promise but this time, you are talking to Kenyans with a scorecard of your achievements for roads that they have travelled on, electricity that they can see, a Standard Gauge Railway that has been put up in record time and ground-shaking education reforms,” Muthoka said.

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He added: “On the other hand, we have an opposition without a promise other than empty dreams, propaganda and criticism of your Government.”

Muthoka said the Kamba community, like other Kenyans, remember vividly the challenges the country faced during the era of the infamous “nusu mkate” government and would not be hoodwinked by the opposition to plunge Kenya into a less than “quarter mkate” government led by five principals. Muthoka was referring to the leadership structure unveiled by the Opposition recently.

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