BY JOHN WERU/PSCU-President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday called on coastal residents to support his administration in its bid to continue with the jubilee development agenda.Speaking at the historic Tononoka grounds in Mombasa while receiving political leaders who recently defected from the opposition, the head of state says his government plans to scale up infrastructural development across the country as it seeks to improve the living standards of all Kenyans.
A day after Taita Taveta senator Dan Mwazo and Woman representative Joyce Lay defected from the opposition to jubilee party, the ruling party convened a rally at Tononoka grounds in Mombasa to engage the residents of the coastal region on why they should join the political shift.
President Kenyatta hitting out at the opposition over what he termed as misplaced priorities.
Deputy President William Ruto paraded over 20 coastal leaders who were elected under the opposition but have since defected to the jubilee party, calling on coastal electorate to support jubilee party for the sake of national unity.
The leaders, who included governors and MPS who have decamped from the opposition and joined Jubilee, said it is time for the region to move on and ignore leaders whose agenda is propaganda and divisive politics.
Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya said he decided to abandon the opposition and join the team which is keen on improving the welfare of wananchi.
He said those demanding accountability from the national government should also tell Kenyans what they have done with billions of shillings allocated to county governments.
“My fellow governors should stop diverting attention from their own failures. You were elected and given resources; what have you done for your people?” he asked.
National Assembly Majority Leader Adan Duale said the Jubilee government is sharing resources equitably, and singling out the free maternity programme, massive road construction, free exam for pupils and students in public and private schools.
He accused the opposition of assembling a team of hackers with the aim to interfering with election results.