BY PSCU/JOHN WERU,4TH JULY 2017-President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy Wiliam Ruto on Tuesday 4th July took their re-election campaigns to Machakos county and said the Jubilee Party is offering Kenyans real leadership as opposed to the empty rhetoric.
Kenyatta said his Administration is action-oriented and has always placed the interest of Kenyans before those of individual leaders.
“There is a difference between politicians and leaders. Leaders do not care about themselves but care about their people,” said the President.
“The difference between us is that our opponents are politicians, we are leaders and search for leadership that changes the lives of Kenyans.
The President said this as he toured Masinga Constituency at the start of his meet-the-people tour of Machakos Town.
The President pointed out that it is the Jubilee Administration that has undertaken the first major works on the Yatta Canal since independence.
He spoke as he launched the construction of the Matuu-Ekalakala-Kaguku Road at the cost of Sh1.138 billion.
The President said his Administration cared about the welfare of the youth and that was why it is ensuring that every Constituency has a Technical Training Institute.
On top of that, the President added, every graduate from the TTIs and universities will get a paid apprenticeship arranged by the Government.
“More than 100,000 youth will be enlisted in the apprenticeship program and each one of them will be paid Sh10, 000,” said the President
“We want to change the lives of people. For so long we have politicked for too long. That is why we (Jubilee) are offering leadership,” said the President.
He said the Jubilee Government has made it a reality for women to enjoy free maternal healthcare, free exams that will be followed by free secondary education, expanded electricity connections, provided better health care, constructed the Standard Gauge Railway and much more.
The President said his opposition rival was all talk and no track record. He urged Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka not to waste his time on a losing ticket.
“My brother Kalonzo. You know very well that the man of kitendawili will take you no where. I invite you again to come and work with us to bring services to the people of Ukambani,” said the President.
“In 2022, you can team up with (Deputy President) William Ruto because the current election is already a done deal.”
Deputy President William Ruto also added his voice on the issue of Kalonzo, saying that the former Vice President has in principal, endorsed President Kenyatta’s re-election.
“Kalonzo has already said that he has no problem with President Kenyatta but he said he has a small problem with me. We can resolve that easily,” said the DP.