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Watch out for selfish coalitions, warns Kenneth

POLITICS
By - | December 1st 2012

By ALI ABDI

Kenya National Congress (KNC) presidential hopeful, Peter Kenneth has warned Kenyans against supporting political alliances that don’t have an agenda for the country other than securing power.

Mr Kenneth said insincere alliances could easily lead to wrangling and in the process destabilise the country.

‘‘I am not objecting to political alliances but some that are not based on mutual understanding could lead to wrangling among the country’s leadership as witnessed in the current (coalition) Government,’’ he said.

The KNC leader while saying he would only support a coalition that was based on working for the benefit of Kenyans, stressed that he was out to go it alone in his bid for presidency.

“I will go for presidency alone and I will win if you trust me,” he said, while addressing supporters in Isiolo town on Friday evening.

He called on Kenyans to weigh all presidential candidates according to their own merit, adding that aspirants should not be supported on the basis of who has more money .

“Take care of political waves since some politicians are the same ones who have been in politics for a long time and have nothing new to talk about,” said Kenneth.

The Gatanga MP also raised concerns with the slow pace at which eligible Kenyans are registering as voters and urged them to go for the voters’ cards early before closure of the exercise.

‘‘Go and register as a voter since your vote is your weapon through which you can make leadership that could steer this country to progress,’’ he urged.

Kenneth said Kenya has lagged behind in development due to tribal politics, adding that the country could move forward under this atmosphere.

The Planning Assistant Minister said if elected, his government would address the runaway unemployment among Kenyans and put measures in place to tackle hunger.

A KNC government, he added, will also provide the police with necessary equipment to enable the force deal with criminals competently.

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