Kenya PM seeks donor help over polls
Posted Tuesday, June 19 2012 at 14:39
“Kenyans are insisting that all of us, in the three branches of government strictly and vigorously adhere to the letter and spirit of the constitution. Failing to meet their expectations is not an option for any responsible leader.”
He thanked the development partners for continued support of the country’s development agenda, noting that in the financial year 2012/2013, they contributed an estimated Sh.225 billion which represents 22.9 per cent increase from the 2011/2012 fiscal year.
“Equally valuable to us is your contributions on transfer of knowledge, capacity building and policy dialogue,” he said.
Saying the meeting was taking place at a very special moment in Kenya’s history when the country is preparing for the first election under the new Constitution, Mr Odinga emphasised that the upcoming elections are the next step in the country’s transition to a truly democratic state.
“A democratic state where the basic political and economic rights are respected, where all leaders must adhere to strict codes of integrity and accountability and where public resources are shared equitably among communities and regions,” he said.