The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: I Will Establish Industries in Nyeri - Musalia

UDF presidential candidate Musalia Mudavadi has promised to establish industries in Nyeri if he is elected president next year. Mudavadi said industrialisation is the only way to address youth unemployment in the area.

"I will also ensure that the Mt Kenya national park will be encircled with electric fence in order to curb human wildlife conflict," he added.

The DPM, who was a two-day tour in Nyeri,o was accompanied by MPs Nderitu Mureithi (Laikipia West), Jeremiah Kioni (Ndaragwa) and George Nyamweya (nominated).

He said a market will be established at Chaka trading centre. Mudavadi said water dams will be set up in the region so that the residents can irrigate their farms and boost food production.

He urged the residents to register as voters in large numbers. Mudavadi called on the youth get IDs and register as voters. The DPM, who opened a UDF office in Nyeri town, made stopovers in Kieni, Othaya, Mathira, Tetu and Nyeri town before heading to the neigbouring Murang'a county.

He called on the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to ensure that the BVR kits are distributed evenly. While addressing several stop over rallies in Nyeri Mudavadi said that the election date was only 14 weeks away and called for proper preparedness.

The DPM said he would accelerate development in the country if elected president and begged area residents for their support in his quest to enter state house.

He at the same time told the Prime Minister Raila Odinga to retire with president Kibaki next year. "The Prime Minister should retire with Kibaki. When Kibaki will be retiring here in Nyeri, Raila should also be retiring in Bondo. Let him leave us to do the work," he said at Wamagana trading centre in Tetu district.

Nyamweya accused Prime Minister Raila Odinga of interfering with security organs of the country by politicizing their operations in his quest to win support from the public.

The nominated M.P urged the electorate to vet all aspirants properly before electing them to office saying that if UDF forms the next government priority will be accorded to development and security issues.

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