President Uhuru Kenyatta has told opposition leader Raila Odinga to stop being the country’s biggest complainer and to instead provide solutions to help Kenyans.
The President said Raila has been the country’s chief complainer for many decades, but even when he was given opportunities to hold positions, including becoming a Prime Minister and Minister in different governments, he failed to give solutions to the problems facing Kenyans.
The President described the current crop of opposition leaders as a group of people who have failed Kenyans for a combined 100 years they have held leading positions in government.
President Kenyatta, who was accompanied by Deputy President William Ruto, asked opposition leaders to look to the future instead of dwelling in the past.
“There are those who talk about the problems of yesterday and provide no solutions. We are different; we are different because we learn from the past and provide solutions to help Kenyans,” said the President.
The President spoke on Tuesday when he launched road projects in Nyamira and Kisii Counties. Among the roads the President launched included the construction of Chebilat – Ikonge – Chabera road at a cost Sh3.1 billion.
Earlier, the President and the Deputy launched more roads in the region where the Jubilee Government is spending Sh22 billion to improve the road network.
The President first landed at Igonga in Kisii County where he launched the construction of Nyamira – Igonga -teso so – Itibo – Kiabusura – Mwata – Bogitaa – Riana – Iyabe – Ekiendege -Chisaro road while the Deputy President presided over the launch of Kajauri – Nyansingo – Metamaiywo road.
The President said the objective of the Jubilee Government was to see Kenya develop and have citizens enjoy shared prosperity.
He called on the residents of Nyamira County to be wary of opposition leaders who want to use hatred and incitement as a political tool to win votes.
The President said claims by Raila that the Kisii Community members were left out of Government was an outright lie and the people should reject his attempt to sow disaffection in them using false claims
The Deputy President said Kenyans should take opposition leaders to task when they try to dispute the facts on the ground that massive road development projects are going on in the country.
“Ask them to come and see what is going on here when they claim no roads are being built,” said the DP.
The President was accompanied by CS Fred Matiang’I, Nyamira County Speaker Nyamoto, politicians including former Walter Nyambati, Catherine Nyamato, Joseph Kiangoi and many more aspirants.
Speaking at Magwagwa, Kiangoi urged the President to take measures to revive coffee farming and compensate some of the people who suffered in the 2007 post election violence who were not compensated.
The President and the DP later addressed two big public rallies in Nyamira and Nyambaria.
At Nyambaria, the President said the Government will allocate Sh10 million to the Nyambaria Secondary School.