We will work together, say Kalonzo and Balala
Posted Wednesday, June 27 2012 at 10:27
Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka and Mvita MP Najib Balala have said they will work together under a formidable alliance with a view to forming the next government.
Mr Musyoka said Tuesday he will work closely with like-minded leaders committed to uniting Kenyans ahead of the next General Election.
Mr Balala thanked the VP for recognising Muslims and the interests of the coastal people at large.
“Imagine, the only two slots for nominations in ODM-K during the last general election went to Muslims and people of Coast respectively. This means that Mr Musyoka has our interest at heart,” said Mr Balala.
Speaking at Makupa primary school grounds in Mombasa, Mr Musyoka called on residents of Coast to join Wiper Democratic Movement saying the party will join forces with others sharing similar ideology to craft a winning formula in the next polls.
He reiterated the need for Kenyans to embrace national healing and reconciliation to realise a cohesive and prosperous country.
Earlier, the VP opened the newly established Makande Girls Secondary School and also commissioned Makupa Boys Secondary School both in Mvita Constituency.
Mr Musyoka Mr Balala for using part of the Constituency Development Fund in the development of new secondary schools and expansion of existing ones.
He assured the newly formed school of the government’s support in the employment of teachers.
Mr Musyoka said the government has instituted measures that would ensure that the girl-child suffers no discrimination and has equal access to education like their male counterparts.
He said the country’s education policy is an all inclusive one that does not exclude anyone on account of gender, economics status or disability.
“This is the policy that underpins the Free Primary Education and Free Day Secondary Education which have gone a long way to enable children from poor households to access education,” he said.
He urged teachers to mould the learners into responsible citizens.
Among those who accompanied Mr Musyoka included assistant ministers Calist Mwatela (Education), Gideon Ndambuki (Agriculture), MPs Johnstone Muthama (Kangundo), David Koech (Mosop), David Ngugi (Kinangop), Benson Mbai (Masinga), Isaac Muoki (Kitui South), nominated MPs Sheik Dor and Shakilla Abdalla, religious leaders among others.
Mr Muthama dismissed those who claim that Mr Musyoka is indecisive and cannot be trusted to lead Kenya.
Speakers praised Mr Musyoka’s servant leadership and urged Kenyans to elect him the next president.