Fighting corruption will be our priority, OKA leaders say
One Kenya Alliance (OKA) leaders yesterday vowed to fight corruption should they form the next government.
Led by Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka, Kanu chairman Gideon Moi and Narc Kenya’s Martha Karua, the politicians said they offer the best anti-corruption leadership.
Speaking during a campaign rally in Mombasa, Kalonzo said rampant corruption in government was a threat to development.
“Don’t agree to be bribed to give out your votes. Reject corrupt leaders. Let everyone stand firm and be a champion,” he said.
The former vice president said his government would restore the country’s economy by focusing on industrialisation and manufacturing to create more jobs.
“We will make Mombasa the commercial capital. Nairobi can continue to remain the capital, but we will make Mombasa the next Dubai by ensuring special economic zones to create jobs,” he said.
Kalonzo exuded confidence that the One Kenya Alliance will win the August election.
“We are determined to take up leadership and we are not afraid of anyone because we are ready to transform this country,” said Kalonzo.
He dismissed recent opinion polls saying they were cooked up to favour some candidates. He also dismissed the two horse race narrative.
“People should stop saying we have a two horse race, these people who do opinion polls they just write without facts. We shall not accept people who are bribed in the boardroom to cook data,” said Kalonzo.
Karua cautioned Kenyans against electing leaders with integrity questions.
“We are perturbed by the rampant corruption in the government, and OKA offers the best solution for that. We have leaders of high integrity in OKA who can lead this country,” said Karua.
Moi also said OKA has leaders with a high degree of integrity.
“We cannot allow leaders to loot the economy. People who abet corruption should be jailed,” said Moi urging residents to elect the OKA presidential candidate in the coming elections.
Karua also said she was not ready to fold her party and join another saying it threatens democracy.
“ We can form a government even if we are in different parties because we are all Kenyans,” she added.
Her sentiments seemed to be directed to Deputy President William Ruto who has been asking grassroots parties to fold and join his United Democratic Alliance (UDA).