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President Kenyatta Calls For Unity Among Central Kenya Residents

President Kenyatta, who outlined development projects his administration had implemented in Central Kenya. He said the country had made tremendous progress during his tenure.

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President Uhuru Kenyatta at Sagana State lodge during a meeting with Mount Kenya Region leaders.

SAGANA, Nyeri, PSCU- President Uhuru Kenyatta has rallied Central Kenya residents to maintain unity of purpose saying the region needs to speak with one voice on national matters including this year’s general elections.

A section of leaders who attended President Uhuru Kenyatta meeting dubbed ‘Sagana 3’ at Sagana State lodge.(Photo:Courtesy)

Speaking today at Sagana State Lodge in Nyeri County during a meeting with the region’s elected leadership and representatives of various special interest groups, President Kenyatta said peace was a prerequisite for development.

“When you elected me, I promised to work hard to unite Kenyans and ensure they live together in peace. This is because there can be no development without peace,” President Kenyatta said.

At the same time, the President cautioned Kenyans not to be hoodwinked into electing self-seeking politicians currently roaming the country abusing others and peddling falsehoods.

President Uhuru Kenyatta

President Kenyatta, who outlined development projects his administration had implemented in Central Kenya. He said the country had made tremendous progress during his tenure.

He said infrastructure, energy, water, agriculture and health are some of the sectors that experienced unprecedented expansion under his stewardship.

“What I say about development in the Mount Kenya region is the same thing I say in Mombasa, Nyanza and anywhere else in the country because that is the truth and I do not fear saying it,” the President said.

Once again, President Kenyatta reiterated his determination to fulfill his pre-election pledges saying he was uninterested in empty rhetoric and endless political contests.

“I have no time to insult others or tell lies. My focus has been and remains to be working for the unity and peace of all Kenyans. This is a sure way of ensuring the country achieves its development targets,” he said.

A section of leaders cheer as the President Speak during Sagana 3 meeting.

The President advised the youth to be mindful of the progress the country had made over the years and to avoid being drawn into divisive political sloganeering that threatens the country’s cohesion.

At the meeting also attended by Cabinet Secretaries Mutahi Kagwe, Peter Munya, James Macharia and Prof Margaret Kobia, Head of Presidential Delivery Unit Andrew Wakahiu delivered a detailed presentation of development projects implemented by the Government in Central Kenya.

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UDA Party Aspirants Who Lost Nominations Threaten To Run As Independent Candidates

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Mombasa UDA team reached a consensus on Hassan Omar Hassan as its gubernatorial candidate, Khamisi Mwaguya as the Senate contender and Fatma Bakari Barayan as the Women Rep. contestant. The parliamentary slots will be filled by Mohamed Ali (Nyali), Mbarak Hamid (Kisauni), Karisa Nzai Mnyika (Jomvu), Isaac Malilah (Changamwe), Omar Shallo (Mvita) and Mohamed Mwahima (Likoni).

United Democratic Movement party (UDA) is facing a backlash in Mombasa County for conducting primaries that left contestants dissatisfied with the processes and outcome. The aggrieved aspirants are now appealing for the intervention of party leader Deputy President Dr William  Ruto to call for a repeat of the primaries.

There is a possible fallout in the UDA party,  Mombasa region, after yesterday’s concluded party primaries, with some threatening to ditch the party if their grievances are not addressed. The aspirants have raised questions on the authenticity of the party polls and are blaming UDA gubernatorial aspirant Hassan  Omar for conducting the primaries exercise in a favouritism manner.

According to Attan Mbarak Attan, Hassan Omar colluded with their opponents to short change them from fair nomination elections.

“First we were promised to use IEBC or party register during the nominations, but, it did not happen, secondly, my name was missing in the register. This was a game choreographed. I am decamping to vie for the seat as an independent candidate if action is not taken,” Said Ashuu Radhirish, an aspirant.

In a joint press conference,  the aspirants from the Mvita constituency said the nominations had wrangles and did not meet a threshold of a fair, credible and verifiable election.

Among the affected aspirants include; Ashuu Radhirish, Attan Mbarak Attan, Salim Omar Salim and Ms Bibiye Mahomoud.  They claimed their names were missing from their registered polling stations.  In some cases, those whose names appear in the register, do not match their identity number.

They said the whole nomination process was full of malpractices, bribes and favouritism.

On the other hand, aspirant Salim Omar Salim accused party coordinators of using the party as a cash cow by a wealthy mogul canvassing for his preferred aspirants to win the nominations. Another contestant Bibiye Mahamoud urged the party organisers to address the nominations statement and call for a repeat of the nomination.

“If the party is not conducting the nominations in a transparent manner, we’re going to vote against the UDA candidate in Majengo ward during August polls, stated Bibiye.

Among those who were issued a direct ticket by UDA during the August 9 election are former Mombasa senator Hassan Omar as their governor aspirant, Khamisi Mwaguya (senator) and Fatma Barayan (woman rep)

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Governor Kananu Banks On Her Track Record To Get Elected

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Nairobi Governor Ann Kananu has told off her critics saying they should let their track records speak for them.

The Governor was speaking an interview with a local tv station.

During the interview Kananu was hosted alongside Kwale Deputy Governor Fatuma Achani, who wants to succeed her boss Salim Mvurya, and former Kenyan ambassador to China Sarah Serem, who is seeking the Uasin Gishu Governor seat.

Kananu responded to various questions from Nairobians and Kenyans at large saying her track record from when she was at the Kenya Airport Authority, to the Nairobi county government’s chief officer in the disaster management department, acting Governor, and now a Governor, is open and clean and defines who a leader is.

“Leadership is inborn. Those seeking elective positions should come out clean and show us what they have done for Nairobians and not brainwashing the youth and the elderly with untold stories. Leadership is about integrity,” she said.

Answering a question from 50-year-old Adhiambo Auma, commonly known as Mama Msafii, who asked about the markets and fire stations, the Nairobi Governor told said the issue has been politicized but services are being rendered.

“We will soon launch those facilities and many more are coming up. Let’s not politicize projects that are meant to benefit mwananchi. I am where I am because of my great people of Nairobi,” Kananu said.

As she seeks to retain her seat on a Jubilee Party ticket, the Governor elaborated many projects she has implemented including the disbursement of bursary worth Sh590 million to needy students.

Nairobi City County, under her leadership, is set to construct state-of-the-art safe houses for Sexual Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) survivors in Nairobi at Mji wa Huruma.

Kananu said she is yet to name her running mate but intends to do so soon.

She will launch her manifesto which includes equipping all hospitals, building fire stations in all the 17 sub-counties, increasing revenue collection to guarantee uninterrupted services for Nairobi residents, rehabilitating and improving the road network, improving staff welfare at City Hall, among others.

“I thank the good leadership from NMS, executive, staff and assembly because it’s our good working relationship has culminated in quality services being provided,” said Kananu.

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