President Kenyatta has drummed up support for Azimio La Umoja-One Kenya coalition presidential candidate Raila Odinga, saying he is the only leader fit to continue his development agenda.
Speaking on Thursday in Mombasa where he launched several infrastructure projects including the Sh4.5 billion Makupa Bridge and Sh40 billion Kipevu Oil Terminal, Kenyatta urged residents to turn out in large numbers in the next week’s elections and vote for Odinga, who is giving his fifth shot at the presidency.
“The one who has the ability to lead the country through the path of peace and prosperity is none other than Raila Odinga,” Uhuru said.
Kenyatta dismissed Deputy President William Ruto’s claims that government projects stalled following his handshake with Odinga in March 2018, describing him as a liar who does not deserve to lead the country.
“I hear they are saying government projects ended in 2018 during my handshake with my brother Raila. Let me ask them, this project we are launching here today was launched in 2020, so was this before the handshake or after the handshake? Is this not work we have done?” Uhuru posed.
"We need a government that will unite all of us, let Raila come in and do the job, the rest can wait for another chance next time. We need faithful leaders who will take Kenya through the path of peace, if they can lie on such small things if you give them bigger offices are they not going to lie to you even more,” he added.
At the same time, Kenyatta told off Ruto and his allies for their sustained attacks and insults against him, saying that people are governed by truth and justice, not abuses and insults.
“Insults don’t build a country, such kind of development we are launching here today are the ones which build the nation and create jobs for our people,” said Uhuru.