On the campaign trail in the vote-rich Meru County, President Kenyatta said the Jubilee administration had now issued nearly 2.9 million land tittle deeds over the last four years – and they had gone to Kenyans of all tribes and races, living in varied corners of the republic.
The President is accompanied by Deputy President William Ruto and a team of Jubilee aspirants led by Senator Kiraitu Murungi, running for Governor, MP Mithika Linturi for Senator and Florence Kajuju who is defending her Women Rep post.
“The opposition say they are 10 million strong and after Kajiado we now know why. They represent 10 million. They don’t care for a united country. That is why we say we are 45-million strong. It is not about us, it is about our entire republic,” President Kenyatta said.
“They say some people should return to their homes. But where is your home? Is it not where you live,” he posed.
He said a person who has the audacity to make such divisive and inflammatory statements does not deserve to lead Kenyans.
“Don’t you have any shame? How can you stand in front of Kenyans and say some people should be moved from where they live,” said the President in Timau.
The President and DP asked voters to reject the opposition for propagating politics based on ethnic hatred for selfish gains. They also said the Jubilee party as well as citizens across the country were ready to hold elections, and no opposition schemes to sabotage the poll would be allowed to succeed.
President Kenyatta said his administration believes in unity, peace and development for all Kenyans as opposed to the opposition, which is engaging in a game of tribal segregation.
He challenged the opposition to prove their love for the country by abandoning their partisan politics and instead work for the betterment of all Kenyans.
“Opposition should be productive, offer alternative solutions instead of issuing threats that divide Kenyans on ethnics backgrounds. Any corner of this country is for all of us,” said President Kenyatta.
The President said opposition leaders have run out of ideas to sell to Kenyans and that was the main reason why they were inciting Kenyans against each other.
He said the Jubilee Party embodies the unity of all Kenyans and was principally formed to strive against tribalism and the negative ethnicity the opposition is thriving on.
“Our focus is to unite Kenyans and not to divide them on ethnic grounds as is being done by those in the Opposition,” said President Kenyatta.
He accused Raila of promoting tribalism when the Jubilee administration was busy building bridges of friendship to steer the country to a better future.
Addressing wananchi in Egoji, Kariaine, Igoji, Nkubu grounds, Timau, Kiiru, Makutano and Meru town, the leaders said politicians should spend their energies to unite Kenyans to bring to an end the fear and anxiety that engulfs the country after every election.
The President said the divisive politics the opposition has specialized in is what made the second term of President Mwai Kibaki’s government not to achieve as much progress as it did in the first term.
“The first five years of President Kibaki saw Kenya achieve tremendous development but the progress was less in the last five years because of the infighting brought by the coalition government. We do not want to go back there,” said the President at Kiirua.
Deputy President Ruto said the Jubilee Party is fulfilling the dreams and aspirations of those who fought for Kenya’s independence and whose wish was to attain a united country.
He said Kenyans should ignore the main opposition group because it is composed of people who failed to deliver progress for Kenyans when they served in previous governments.
“They served for a combined total of 100 years in previous governments. How can they achieve in five years what they failed to do in those 100 years,” said Deputy President Ruto.
He urged the residents of the county to vote in large numbers to ensure that Jubilee’s win is decisive.
Meru gubernatorial candidate Kiraitu Murungi said the people of Meru have already made their decision to support President Kenyatta and his team ahead of the August General Election.
“Voters in Meru are firmly in support of Jubilee and will not be misled to support the Opposition which has nothing new to offer them,” said Mr Kiraitu.
They were accompanied by MPs Florence Kajuju (Women Rep, Meru), Mpuru Aburi and Mintika Linturi among others.