Kenyans tired of empty talk, warns Mudavadi
Posted Monday, August 6 2012 at 23:30
The next election will be about giving Kenyans better and dignified lives, not just reform rhetoric, a presidential hopeful has said.
UDF front-runner Musalia Mudavadi said reforms and liberation were more to do with the poor’s access to education, shelter, food and health care as stipulated in the Constitution.
The Deputy Prime Minister urged Kenyans to support his bid, saying it was time the electorate broke the chains of ethnic and regional interests and elected a leader who would steer the country forward while reconciling the people.
He said the poor would form the basis of his leadership that would also give special attention to the youth and national integration.
“Unemployment that bedevils young people is one area that must be addressed to ensure the reforms we want can take root,” he said.
Mr Mudavadi said some politicians who claimed to be reformist did not understand the freedom Kenyans want.
“The change Kenyans yearn for now is economic emancipation to empower the people to play a role in building the nation,” he said.
Mumias MP Benjamin Washiali said the peaceful rallies by the DPM were a clear indication that he was capable of bringing the nation together.
“We can usher in the change we have been yearning for by carefully scrutinizing all the presidential candidates and electing the best among them all,” said Mr Indakwa who urged Kenyans to vet all other politicians eyeing elective posts during the next elections.