The Star (Nairobi)

18 February 2013

Kenya: Nyali Hopeful Wants Security Boost

Nyali parliamentary aspirant Yasir Noor has asked security officers in Mombasa to fulfil their promise to ensure security.

"We were recently in a meeting with the county commissioner who assured us of security. We are confident it will be implemented. Without implementation, many people will run away because they will get scared. We do not want a repeat of the 2007/08 post-election violence," he said.

He was speaking on the sidelines of a TNA aspirants meeting at the Jubilee offices in Nyali at the weekend. Noor said TNA is trying to solve the problems that lead to violence like poverty, negative ethnicity and unemployment.

"We simply do not want a repetition of a broken economy. As TNA, we have programmes in place to ensure that," he said. Noor said a Uhuru Kenyatta government will lay a new foundation based on strong pillars of the economy in the devolution structure.

"If we start with a bad foundation as far as devolution is concerned, we will spend a lot of time in future trying to rectify things," he said.

He asked politicians to stop inciting the youth to violence by raising unnecessary animosity towards one another. Noor told youths to shun politicians out to misuse them. "I am pretty sure they are not paid Sh10,000 each. It might be Sh200 or less," he said.

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