Jubilee delegates endorse Uhuru Kenyatta - Daily Nation

Jubilee delegates endorse Uhuru Kenyatta as presidential candidate

Sunday December 23 2012

Water Minister Charity Ngilu (left), Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta (centre) and Eldoret North MP William Ruto during the Jubilee alliance delegates conference in Kasarani on December 23, 2012. Photo/SALATON NJAU

Water Minister Charity Ngilu (left), Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta (centre) and Eldoret North MP William Ruto during the Jubilee alliance delegates conference in Kasarani, Nairobi on December 23, 2012. Photo/SALATON NJAU NATION MEDIA GROUP

By EMMANUEL TOILI [email protected]

The National Alliance (TNA) and United Republican Party delegates on Sunday endorsed Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta as the Jubilee presidential candidate.

URP's leader who is also Eldoret North MP William Ruto was introduced to delegates by Mr Kenyatta as his running mate.

Water Minister Charity Ngilu was also named as the Senate Majority leader of the coalition.

While delivering his acceptance speech, Mr Kenyatta pledged that his government will eradicate poverty, hunger and diseases.

"We will ensure that every Kenyan enjoys food security and stability," he said.

While addressing delegates, Mr Kenyatta said he had resigned as a member of KANU whereas Mr Ruto has resigned as an ODM member and will be resigning as MP next week.

Mr Kenyatta also said the era of divisive politics, tribalism and mismanagement of national resources will cease during his reign.

"Jubilee will conduct peaceful politics without hatred and incitements. We'll develop this country," he said.

Mr Kenyatta also said Jubilee alliance will launch a manifesto that will guiding development agenda ahead of the forthcoming General Election.

Also, while addressing delegates, Mr Ruto said Kenyans had a choice between the past and the future by electing the right leaders.

"This contest is now properly framed. It is between people relying on the past and people who focus on the future," he said.

Mr Ruto said a Jubilee government will focus on problems facing Kenyans. He also said that Mr Kenyatta was a focussed man whom can be trusted by Kenyans.

" I believe in Uhuru having worked with him in government. Uhuru does not believe in rhetoric," he said.

He said with Uhuru at the helm, all promises will be fulfilled unlike in previous years. He said the Jubilee government will be judged by performance.

Mr Ruto also said that the youths will determine how Kenya will be led.

Mr Rutio said that in fighting poverty, the Jubilee government will ensure that no Kenyan dies of hunger.

"No Kenyan under the Jubilee coalition will die of hunger because we will transform this country into a prosperous nation," he said.

He also said a Jubilee government is elected, then, Kenya will in the first term have a modern train system.