By Naftal Makori
Speaking in Nyamira County on Sunday Uhuru blamed senior politicians for making elections “a matter of life and death” thus instigating acts of political violence.
He claimed the 2007 post-election chaos was a result of refusal by some politicians to accept defeat, something that had intensely affected the county’s development four years ago.
“The problems that citizens continue to face are just but a creation of poor leadership. Kenyans are suffering but no single leader has come out to provide solutions,” said Uhuru.
He called on all presidential aspirants to avoid verbal attacks on each other and concentrate on selling their development agenda. “It should stop so that we give Kenyans direction that could alleviate poverty and end their suffering,” he said.
He received a warm reception from residents who hope that The National Alliance party leader will declare Foreign Affairs Minister Prof Sam Ongeri his running mate ahead of the March 2013 poll.
TNA received a boost in their bid to galvanise support in the region when Ford People announced it could work with Uhuru’s party.
“We will join hands with you to ensure that you claim presidential victory,” said Ford People’s National Chairman Henry Obwocha.
Uhuru said TNA would champion for the rights of the youth by encouraging them to engage in small businesses in the respective counties so that they are actively participate in building the economies of their devolved governments.
He said the youth have for long been used for political violence and encourage them to join the party and seek elective positions through TNA.