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Three Cabinet Secretaries accuse Raila of misleading Kenyans

By Philip Mwakio | Published Sun, April 9th 2017 at 00:00, Updated April 8th 2017 at 21:41 GMT +3
Cabinet Secretary for Devolution Mwangi Kiunjuri , flanked by among others his Mining collegues Dan Kazungu (right), Irrigation Eugene Wamalwa (3rd right) addresses locals before handing over irrigation equipments to farmers at Malindi's Chakama village in Kilifi County on Friday,07th April,2017. [Photo: Maarufu Mohamed,Standard].

Three Cabinet Secretaries said they would continue to tour the country to enlighten Kenyans about Jubilee’s strong development record.

Taking their tour to Chakama in Malindi town on Saturday, Devolution CS Mwangi Kiunjuri, Water and Irrigation CS Eugene Wamalwa and Mining CS Dan Kazungu accused Raila of playing down Jubilee’s achievements. After giving out farming equipment to growers, including 250 irrigation machines and water pumps, the ministers said Raila had criticised their tours to discourage them from speaking speaking about Jubilee’s development record.

“Raila and his people are misleading Kenyans; we cannot allow you to go round the country spreading lies. The Opposition does not have a job,’’ Kiunjuri said.

The Devolution CS said Raila stood no chance of winning the presidential elections.

Wamalwa also waded into the controversy regarding the involvement of Cabinet Secretaries in political campaigns and said they would continue to inform the public about ongoing development projects.

“It is our responsibility to tell the truth to the people,’’ Wamalwa  said.

Wamalwa noted that the welfare of Kenyans would improve on account of development projects such as the construction of the Standard Gauge Railway. He said new roads had been constructed and agricultural outputs had improved even as advances were made in the health and education sectors.

Also present during the meeting were Kilifi North MP Gideon Mung’aro, Taita Taveta Women Rep Joyce Lay and Kilifi County women representative aspirants Amina Mnyazi and Christine Zawadi.

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