Uhuru reaches out to rivals in Meru tour
Posted Saturday, June 30 2012 at 17:14
Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta took his presidential campaigns to Meru County Saturday where he urged parties with similar ideology to join The National Alliance (TNA).
Speaking at Gakoromone in Meru town, the DPM said a coalition between the parties would be the only way to ensure an electoral victory.
He also urged losers of party nominations to work together with the winners to be assured of victory during the next General Election.
“In 2007, Kenyans had an election that caused divisions. We do not want a repeat of the same having in mind the repercussions that we went through. We want a government that will unite all Kenyans and benefit them at the same time.’’ he said.
The Gatundu South MP said unity among parties would guard against violence, as this would enable parties to win fair and square.
Mr Kenyatta said the case facing him at the International Criminal Court would not derail his presidential ambitions. He said he was confident he would be cleared of all charges.
He warned Kenyans not to tolerate politicians peddling divisive politics at this time when the country is gearing towards elections.
“In 2013 we want to form the next government which will be devoid of divisiveness. That is why we are going are going round the country to ask for your support and votes so that we can unite all Kenyans and solve our problems as one people.’’ he said.
The former Finance minister said that if elected he would uplift the living standards of Kenyans.
He was accompanied by MPs Ferdinand Waititu (Embakasi), Mwangi Kiunjuri (Laikipia East),Gideon Mbuvi (Makadara), Mithika Linturi (Igembe South), Cecily Mbarire (Runyenjes), Kiremi Mwiria (Tigania East), Kareke Mbiuki (Nithi), Nominated MP Maison Leshomo and other civic leaders.