, NAIROBI, Kenya, May 6 – Maendeleo Chap Chap party delegates have officially endorsed the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta in the August 8 General Election.
The delegates who included party leader Dr Alfred Mutua, said the party will not field a presidential candidate but will instead support President Kenyatta.
President Kenyatta who attended the meeting at the party headquarters in Lavington, said Chap Chap shares the same ideals as his Jubilee Party.
He pledged that his next government will share positions with Maendeleo Chap Chap party.
“I assure you Chap Chap delegates that we will form the next government together. We will embrace inclusivity,” said President Kenyatta.
The President enumerated his government’s achievements and urged the electorate to cast their votes for him come the polls.
“We are a party that believes in unity and development. Chap Chap is also a development oriented party,” said President Kenyatta.
The President said the country’s politics has in the past been anchored on tribalism and hate, adding this will be changed by his team.
“This kind of politics has no place in modern Kenya,” said President Kenyatta.
He hit out at the NASA coalition, which he said was driven by the pursuit of power and jobs.
He said his party was committed to the creation of jobs for millions of youths and improving the lives of the people.
“Our opponents are focussing on how to create jobs for four people. They are not concerned about the welfare of Kenyans,” said President Kenyatta.
He said his government will be inclusive and will bring on board all Kenyans.
Dr Mutua who led the delegates in swearing an integrity oath lauded President Kenyatta as a development conscious leader who should be re -elected.
“We are not watermelons or chameleons. We are a party that believes in integrity and development,” said Dr Mutua.
He said the President has initiated tangible development projects in key sectors which include roads, energy, water among other sectors.
“We are very proud of you as our President. You have not Let us down,” said Dr Mutua.
He said despite the challenges of running a government, the President has delivered on the pledges he made to Kenyans.
Dr Mutua said the party aspirants will strive to uphold the highest standards of integrity.
“They will promote the best interests of the electorate and not personal interests. They will promote national unity and fight tribalism and hatred,” said Dr Mutua.
He added the aspirants will dedicate their energy to speedy development for the benefit of the greater majority of the people, our beloved country and Maendeleo Chap Chap party.
There were light moments when Mutua donned the President with a Chap Chap party cap prompting the delegates to chant “Uhuru… Chap Chap”.
Dr Mutua said leaders should show their score card to the electorate and should not be voted for empty rhetoric.
Party nominees for the various elective seats took an integrity oath conducted by advocates of the High Court.