Mombasa, KENYA: President Uhuru Kenyatta has called on National Super Alliance NASA principal Raila Odinga to resign in order to pave way for the young generation to take over the leadership of the nation.
Addressing hundreds of supporters at the Tononoka Grounds in Mombasa on Wednesday during a mega campaign rally, President Kenyatta insisted that the opposition chief is a prominent personality in Kenyan politics and cannot be ignored by any sitting government.
The president assured the NASA principal maximum security throughout his life if he would resign from active politics, adding that the country needs young and able leaders.
He however accused the opposition for giving Kenyans false promises filled with empty rhetoric, adding that they cannot single out any development project worthy to Kenyans and at the same time accused the former premier for having no track record of any development for those years he was in power.
“I want to request my opponent Raila Odinga to step aside and give way to the young leaders take over leadership. He is a prominent personality I we promise to protect him even after stepping down. The opposition has been giving false promises to Kenyans. They have nothing to prove to Kenyans their ability.” Uhuru said.
Uhuru accused NASA leaders for preaching tribal and divisive politics during their campaign trails through out the country and urged Kenyans to cast in wise, focused and progress oriented leaders who will bring development in the country.
The president however admitted that the government through his stewardship has proved to over 40 million Kenyans the ability that his government is able to take the country to a higher level of development.
“Our rival have been singing a tribal and divisive tune. As the president of this country, I ask single Kenyan to vote in envisioned leaders who will deliver what they promised during their campaigns. Under my administration, we have demonstrated our ability to serve the general citizenry of this country. We deserve another five years. We deserve.” He insisted.
Also in-attendance were the Deputy President William Ruto, Mombasa gubernatorial aspirant on Jubilee ticket Suleiman Shahbal, Shahbals running mate Anania Mwaboza, Mombasa senatorial aspirant on jubilee ticket Hazel Katana, Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala, Mining Cabinet Secretary Dan Kazungu, legislators, Masoud Mwahima (Likoni) Khatib Mwashetani (Lungalunga) Mombasa County hopefulls, Omar Shalo (Mvita) Abdi Daid (Changamwe) Ashraf Bayusuf (Nyali) Runya Lewa (Kisauni) among other high ranked officials.
Both President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto are on their final legs of their campaigns trails throughout the country in a bid to seek for re-election during the August eighth polls.
The country boss is expected to officially launch a new ferry MV Jambo at the Likoni Channel on Thursday with the opposition expected to hold a major and final campaign rally in Mombasa on Friday, in an effort to lure Coast residents to cast in the National Super Alliance NASA Chief Raila Odinga to clinch the presidency during the August polls.