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UhuRuto negatively impacted economy by selling ICC fear to Kenyans – Raila’s campaigner claims

Monday, January 10th, 2022 17:22 | By
ODM leader Raila Odinga and Laikipia Governor Ndiritu Muriithi. PHOTO/Timothy Njenga

The Chairperson of the Azimio la Umoja campaign board Ndirithi Muriithi now claims that the Jubilee capitalized on selling fear to win elections in 2013.

Speaking on a local radio station, on Monday, January 10, Muriithi claimed that the then coalition party headed by President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto came to power by selling the International Criminal Court (ICC) fear to the electorates.

The Laikipia governor said that the two top leaders in 2013 united Kenyans by selling fear, a strategy that has come to haunt the country and their leadership.

"The truth is that Jubilee's campaigns were successful because they sold fear of the ICC to the people," he said.

"Winning an election using negative emotion is setting up the country for failure."

The governor said that though Uhuru's reign has a lot of positive aspects compared to that of its predecessors, the country's economy has not greatly improved.

"President Uhuru has done more in infrastructure compared to President Kibaki, but the economy has not quite improved because of the negative tone they set during the campaigns," he said.

The second-term governor who was recently appointed to head Raila's national campaigns now claims those in the Azimio la Umoja Movement are not planning to use the same strategy President Kenyatta and his deputy used.

He said that he and his colleagues in the 'coalition' will base their campaigns on selling positive messages to the people.

He revealed they will take a more advanced method that the Narc used in 2003 that saw President Mwai Kibaki beat his then opponent Uhuru Kenyatta.

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