In Summary
  • Mr Odinga said all that Jubilee was doing now was the brainchild of the coalition government.
  • Mr Mudavadi criticised former Tanzanian premier Edward Lowassa for endorsing Jubilee for a second term.

National Super Alliance leaders on Sunday took their campaign to Nyamira County and promised to improve the economy should they win the August 8 General Election.

They dismissed the government’s development record, saying what President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto were implementing was conceived by the coalition government.

Presidential flagbearer Raila Odinga, his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka and Nasa principals Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetang’ula said their government would provide an alternative leadership that would address underdevelopment.

The four leaders, who held separate roadside rallies before converging at Rigoma Division headquarters, asked Kenyans to vote for Nasa “as we will address your problems”.

At Magwagwa township, where Mr Ruto held a rally last week, Mr Odinga said all that Jubilee was doing now was the brainchild of the coalition government he led with Mr Mwai Kibaki.

“Jubilee has not even begun implementing any development project worth noting,” he said.

Mr Odinga added that a Nasa administration would set up a power plant at Magwagwa and launch phase two of Sondu-Miriu power generation project.

“The projects will create jobs for school leavers neglected by Jubilee,” the Nasa presidential flagbearer told residents.

He said graduates were resorting to boda boda business because of Jubilee’s bad policies.

Mr Odinga accused the government of discriminating against coffee and tea farmers from the region when waiving debts owed to financial institutions.


He also criticised the manner in which the government compensated IDPs, saying it favoured those in Central and Rift Valley.

“According to official Jubilee documents, IDPs were fully compensated when those in Central and Rift Valley were given Sh400,000 and land.

"The President and his deputy are giving money to IDPs from other regions as a campaign strategy,” he said.

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