The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: I Will Solve Your Problems, Karua Tells Kenyans in South Sudan

Narc-Kenya Presidential aspirant Martha Karua as assured Kenyans living in South Sudan that she will address their concerns if she is elected President next year.

The Gichugu MP, who was in South Sudan last week, said she values regional relations and will work with other regional leaders to ensure free movement of goods and services.

"The stability of our countries is of paramount importance to all citizens in the East and Central African regions and I will undertake every effort to ensure peace and stability in the region," she said.

While in South Sudan, Karua paid a courtesy call on President Salvar Kiir with whom she discussed the region's peace and security. Karua said she is committed to good neighbourliness and deepening the good relations between the two countries.

She congratulated Kiir for signing the peace agreement with their northern neighbour and wished the people of Southern Sudan well. Karua also visited Kenyans working and living in South Sudan.

Some of the issues she discussed with them include difficulties Kenyans face in sending money back home and the poor state of the road from Kenya to South Sudan.

Karua lauded them for their entrepreneurial spirit that is helping South Sudan develop fast and their home country Kenya through the remittances they send to support their families and businesses.

Karua assured the Kenyans in South Sudan that she would raise their concerns with relevant authorities and reminded them that the elections was a defining moment for Kenya and called upon them to use their votes wisely and vote to enhance the fight against corruption and impunity. She further urged Kenyans to resist being Balkanized into regional and tribal enclaves.

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