Karua assures security to Rift Valley residents
Azimio-One Kenya brigade has assured residents of conflict-prone Rift Valley of their safety ahead of the August 9 polls.
Speaking in Njoro constituency in Nakuru county yesterday, Azimio deputy presidential running-mate Martha Karua urged locals not to succumb to political intimidation, saying they should exercise their democratic right by voting candidates of their choice.
Karua, who was accompanied by former United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Secretary General Mukhisa Kituyi, Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui and Muranga Women Rep Sabina Chege, said stringent security measures have been put in place.
She said Azimio government will address the perennial security challenges in the Rift Valley— once and for all. “The Azimio government will protect everybody, be it Maasai, Kikuyu or Luo, all tribes will be secured,” she said.
Kituyi aimed some jabs at Kenya Kwanza presidential running mate Rigathi Gachagua, saying he was supporting oppressors when they were fighting for political pluralism in the late 80s and 90s.
Kinyanjui claimed that Kenya Kwanza would be a vengeful government. “Vote for Azimio because it is going to bring all Kenyans together and foster national unity,” he said.
Karua’s entourage made stopovers in Njoro, Mauche, Mau Narok and Tips, addressing locals along the way.
While in Narok, Karua pledged that Azimio administration will focus on the country’s economic revival and seal all corruption loopholes if elected in the August 9 General Election.
She was also accompanied by Narok gubernatorial candidate Moitalel Ole Kenta, Senator Ledama ole Kina and Kilgoris MP Gideon Konchellah.