Four major political parties today endorsed President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election bid for his second term.
Maendeleo Chap Chap, Nark Kenya, KANU and Economic Freedom Party endorsed the President’s re-election at colourful ceremonies held in Nairobi.
First to endorse the President was Maendeleo Chap Chap, which held its National Delegates Conference at its headquarters in Lavington.
The party chairman, Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua said Kenyans are proud of what the Jubilee Administration has done and that’s why his party supports President Kenyatta’s re-election.
He singled out major infrastructure development which includes road construction, electricity connections and the free maternity programme as some of the development programmes which have changed the face of the country and uplifted the lives of all citizens.
“As a party we decided to give you opportunity to continue with the work you begun. Kenya has changed and Kenyans want a score card. We have seen your score card” said the Machakos Governor.
“Our objective is bigger than those of our competitors whose only aim is to get jobs for four guys,” said the President.
“It is unfortunate that four men who have been in government for a combined total of 100 years are still not aware of the challenges facing Kenyans and what they want is to share leadership positions amongst themselves,” President Kenyatta said as he addressed 3,500 Maendeleo ChapChap delegates in Nairobi.
In a statement Governor Mutua said: This morning in the presence of H.E the President Uhuru Kenyatta, I led over 1,300 Maendeleo Chap Chap candidates in swearing an oath to uphold integrity and fight corruption when elected. The candidates also swore to be servant leaders.
The party delegates unanimously agreed to support the president’s re-election. This decision is informed by our ideology to work for wananchi through initiating development projects that directly empower them-we are tired of individuals seeking positions for themselves, we want development.
Maendeleo Chap Chap strongly holds that for us to achieve our goals we must shun tribalism and accept that only one leader can lead at a time. Additionally, we need young, energetic leaders who can dedicate their time to work for the people. Indeed, a time has come for citizens to elect leaders based on their scorecard.
I am delighted that President Kenyatta believes in our ideologies and has committed to consider us when he forms the next government.
Inawezekana na Itawezekana.