Monday, February 28, 2011

Uhuru: Raila's name soiled with chaos

By JOB WERU and BONIFACE GIKANDIDeputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta says Prime Minister Raila Odinga is a non-visionary leader whose history has been riddled with chaos.
Speaking in Nyeri on Sunday, Uhuru gave examples of Raila's alleged activities since the 1982 coup attempt, Ford politics, distabilisation of Kanu party ahead of 2003 General Election and National Rainbow Coalition woes.
"For the years he is known in leadership, there has been no instance where peace prevailed and it is unfortunate that he is proceeding on the same path," said Uhuru.
Speaking to journalists at the Nyeri Golf Club, where he inaugurated a swimming pool and a borehole, the Gatundu MP claimed the Prime Minister was out to seize power just for the sake of it.
"It is the vision for the people that you have which brings development, not vitendawilis (parables)," said the Deputy Prime Minister.
Later, at an awards presentation by the club’s pool side, Uhuru hailed President Kibaki for initiating development without discrimination.
He singled out free primary education, infrastructure development and rejuvenation of the economy and revenue collection, all which he said had increased by more than five times.
"Legacies are not made by war of words. Leaders should unite Kenyans instead of creating divisions," said the Deputy Prime Minister.
Uhuru later spoke at Wamagana Catholic Church in Tetu, and said Kibaki’s tenure should end peacefully.
End of tenure
He at the same time noted that some positions created under the National Accord had created two centres of power.
"We were not dishing out leadership. We were just silencing those who opted for violence," said the Finance Minister.
Special Programmes Minister Esther Murugi, speaking at the church, urged Kenyans to append their signatures to compel trial of post-election violence suspects locally.
"We are in your full support, and if it means undressing, we will do it for your sake," Mrs Murugi told Uhuru.
Other leaders present were Tetu MP Francis T Nyammo, and leaders from Nyeri County, led by County Council Chairman Wachira Keen and Nyeri Town Mayor Joseph Thuo.

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