Youths from Maua town burn a Jubilee Party T-shirt and cap on June 17, 2017 ahead of NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga’s visit in the Nyambene region. The youths were chanting pro NASA slogans as they set the items ablaze. [Photo:Peter Muthomi/Standard]
National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential candidate Raila Odinga has told members of Ameru community that he and other leaders of the outfit are what is required to move Kenya in the right direction economically.
This comes as Mount Kenya Youth Caucus, a lobby campaigning for President Uhuru Kenyatta, castigated Raila for trying to divide the Ameru and Kikuyu for political expediency.
Raila who started his tour of Meru County at Nkubu town in South Imenti and proceeded to Mikinduri in Tigania East on Saturday, told the local community to support NASA in its bid to “rid Kenya of an ineffective Jubilee government”.
“As NASA we want your support so that we can cross the River Jordan, on our way to Canaan,” Raila told the crowd that turned out for the rally.
He told residents of Tigania that he would fast track delayed road projects because the Jubilee government was not keen to complete projects to benefit locals.
Raila said the Jubilee administration was riddled with corruption, something the NASA administration would eradicate.
At the same time the NASA leader said they had evidence that Jubilee had links with a ballot papers printing firm that it planned to use to print more papers, to rig the election.
Winnie Kaburu, the Wiper candidate for the Governor’s seat, urged the Ameru to support Raila, for them to experience good transformation.
“As you vote me for governor, please also vote for Raila for president because we have what it takes to lift the region and country,’ she said.