ODM leader Raila Odinga has dismissed claims that he is looking for political fame and power to benefit himself.
Raila said his only aim is to uproot the corrupted system of governance and establish a strong foundation for socioeconomic and political growth for country.
“I don’t dream of staying in power forever but I want to live good leadership for the future generation to come,” he said.
Raila said he is energy is projected towards improving the lives of the citizens by eradicating poverty through proper education, a health system and a platform for massive investments.
The ODM leader said it is a pity that many years have passed yet illiteracy, poverty and diseases are still an issue of concern despite having plenty of resources to exterminate them.
He said the time has come for Kenya to devise new ways of tapping investments and creating employment opportunities for the benefit of every citizen and not a few individuals.
Raila said he wants to increase food and nutrition security by setting up improved water and agricultural projects.
He told locals to reject wheelbarrows and choose a government that will ensure enough and respectable jobs are provided.
“Don’t be told that Kazi Ni Kazi, we want you to have good employment, not just a job,” he said.
Raila said he will ensure that each Kenyan has access to cheap and affordable healthcare services.
He spoke on Wednesday spoke at Matuga Girls’ High School in Kwale county during his Azimio La Umoja popularization campaign.
Raila promised the locals that he will improve the fishing systems and set industries for processing and value addition for the fish produced locally.
He said Kwale has vast resources lying dormant that have not yet been fully exploited.
The ODM boss said with the right leadership the unstable economy can be resuscitated and stabilized.
Raila said he will address the prolonged Kwale water shortages and capacitate local farmers to produce enough food.
He said countries like Namibia, Brazil and Egypt are doing great because they have better development plans and Kenya is no exception.
Raila assured locals that his dream is valid and applicable if only given an opportunity.
He warned citizens against being bought on cheap money and remain strong to realize their dreams of making Kenya a better place.
Raila also cautioned locals to shun tribal politics and embrace peaceful coexistence.
He said Kenyans must live together as one and appreciate all gender for the country’s prosperity.
“Let’s not alienate ourselves on tribal, religious or gender,” he said.
Former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth said Raila was the leader Kenya is longing to have.
He said Raila is loyal and focused and the solution to the country’s many problems.
“Leadership is not about chest-thumping and Raila is not like that, with him Kenya is in the right place,” he said.
Kenneth urged locals to vet leaders before blindly electing them to power.
Agriculture PS Hamadi Boga said Raila’s agendas reflect the needs of the Kwale residents.
He warned locals against choosing unproductive and visionless leaders whose main agenda are empty talks.
In the morning Raila had a closed-door meeting with ODM grassroots leaders and welcomed new members to the party in Diani.
The ODM team officialy welcomed former Kinango MP Gonzi Rai in the party.
Source: The Frontier and The Star.