8 February 2013

Kenya: We'll Keep the Peace Even If We Lose - Uhuru

Jubilee Presidential candidate Uhuru Kenyatta has promised to ensure peace irregardless of the winner. Uhuru said the aim of the jubilee coalition is to bring all communities together because the nation should come before individuals.

"Whether we take the next government or not, we will ensure there is peace in the country," he said. Uhuru was addressing supporters at Kaloleni grounds in Kitale during a series of rallies in Trans Nzoia.

He was accompanied by his running mate William Ruto, former Cherangany MP Joshua Kuttuny, his Dujis counterpart Aden Duale and various Trans Nzoia candidates.

Uhuru promised Trans Nzoia farmers that a Jubilee government will provide subsidised fertiliser and seeds to improve agriculture.

"Agriculture will be one of our priorities as Jubilee if we take the government. We are seeking your support to help us take the next government," he said. Uhuru called for peaceful elections.

He accused his Cord rivals of their criticism over land adding that he bought his land and those who think he acquired it illegally should take him to court.

A Jubilee government, Uhuru said, will settle squatters and issue title deeds to all landowners. "It is illegal to take someone's land and my brothers from Cord should know that I bought my land," he said.

Ruto said a Jubilee government will put in place a special kitty for women and youth which will give out business loans without interest and security.

He termed Cord's presidential flagbearer Raila Odinga a dictator saying his leadership has seen all pentagon members abandon him.

Ruto said the international community has accepted to work with any president who will be elected following US president Obama's statement to Kenyans on Tuesday.

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