You will not be left as “orphans” when Uhuru exits – Raila tells Mount Kenya residents
Azimio la Umoja presidential candidate Raila Odinga has assured Mount Kenya residents that the exit of their kingpin President Uhuru Kenyatta from the political stage will not make them "orphans".
He said that while Uhuru will be exiting the stage on August 9, his administration will continue to protect the interests of the region.
While addressing thousands of Gatundu residents at Gatundu Stadium in Kiambu County, Odinga said President Uhuru will also remain available for the residents even as his government continues to implement key social-economic and life-changing projects in the region.
“You will not be left as orphans. Uhuru will also be there for you but we have assured that we will complete all the projects that he started in this county and the country at large,” Odinga said.
Odinga said under his administration, Kenyans will enjoy free education from primary to university level, collapsed industries will be revived and his Baba Care initiative will ensure the provision of quality and affordable healthcare for all.
“We have agreed that where Uhuru has left, we will continue and finish his development projects. In education, industries, health among other areas,” he added.
During the meeting that saw local leaders among them Kiambu governor James Nyoro and Gatundu South’s Jubilee Party candidate Joyce Ngugi welcome him, Odinga further pledged to continue the implementation of agricultural reforms started by Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya.
“We will help our farmers and Peter Munya’s reforms will continue so that we restore hope and revive our agricultural activities. That is why we have said that Munya should continue holding that docket,” he said.