The Star (Nairobi)

7 December 2012

Kenya: It's the Turn of Raila, Kalonzo to Be Rewarded - Mbadi

Prime Minister Raila Odinga's coalition with Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka will win the general election, an MP has said.

Gwasi MP John Mbadi said Raila and Kalonzo have played a big role in President Kibaki's government and it is their time to be rewarded.

"On of the things they have fought for is the new constitution which is among the best in the world and Kenyans will live to remember them for that," he said.

The assistant minister in the Office of the Prime Minister exuded confidence that the coalition will win. "We have the numbers especially in Nyanza, Nairobi, Eastern, Western and North Eastern provinces. Also, in parts of Rift-Valley and Central," Mbadi said.

He urged Kenyans to elect said Raila saying he is the best and the most preferred presidential candidate in the elections.

"The Prime Minister is still a popular leader and will beat his opponents hands down because of the support he enjoys countrywide," Mbadi said.

He said Raila has a national outlook and his experience qualifies him for the top job. "Raila is capable of fighting tribalism and implementing real democratic change in the country," added Mbadi.

He asked Kenyans not support political parties centered on tribalism but those with a national outlook that cuts across other communities.

Mbadi warned Kenyans against voting along tribal lines as this will ruin Kenya. "Kenyans should embrace peace during electioneering period to avoid a repeat of the violence after the 2007 polls," Mbadi told the Star yesterday.

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