Kiyiapi urges Kenyans to vote in fresh leadership
Posted Saturday, July 14 2012 at 18:56
The Restore and Build Kenya party presidential aspirant Prof James ole Kiyiapi took his campaign to Kakamega County and urged voters to use next year’s General Election to overhaul the country’s political system.
He said the political leadership had let Kenyans down as it was busy looting resources instead of tackling the plight of the poor.
He asked voters to give him a chance to restore hope and turn the country around within his first five-year term.
“We need a serious, fundamental overhaul of the political system since it is not fair to have leaders who are only interested in amassing wealth for themselves and later throwing crumbs at the poor,” he said.
He said the time had come for voters to use the power of the ballot to reject leaders who had failed to deliver. He pledged to infuse discipline in the country’s leadership if he is elected president.
He was addressing teachers in Kakamega East district during the Kenya National Union of Teachers branch AGM.
Prof Kiyiapi promised to prioritise education by ensuring that enough money is allocated for hiring teachers and building new schools.
He said he resigned as Education Permanent Secretary after realising the government was not serious about its promise to offer free and quality education.