The Star (Nairobi)

12 January 2013

Kenya: Ekirapa Says Teso Will Gain From ODM

TESO community will benefit if Prime Minister Raila Odinga will form the next government, MP aspirant Albert Ekirapa revealed yesterday.

Speaking on the second day of his road show campaign ahead of ODM primaries, Ekirapa said he was confident Raila will form the next government.

To realise the community's dreams, the former Amagoro MP appealed to constituents to vote in ODM candidates in all the six seats on offer.

He warned voters against following politicians who don't want to identify themselves with a president and what is happening in the party.

Addressing his supporters in Malaba, Ekirapa said Teso North needs someone who is versed with the history of the County and not newcomers.

He said should the constituents give him mandate he would make Malaba a manufacturing town courtesy of Chinese investors who will help develop the border town.

"Once we have established industries in Malaba, great Lakes nations including DR Congo, Southern Sudan and Uganda will buy goods from us," he said.

He said the realization of a robust border town will result in jobs creation, clean water, good roads and improved sewage systems.

Malaba Central County representative, Edwin Enarach said Malaba was a 24 hour economy and told the police stop arresting the youth if we dream of attaining Vision 2030.

Ekirapa will battle with KNUT Executive officer, George Okwara, John Imoite and Isaac Oprong for ODM ticket.

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