President Uhuru Kenyatta Tuesday urged Garissa residents to ignore lies and propaganda peddled by the Opposition, aimed at undermining the Jubilee Government’s development record.
President Kenyatta said his Administration has implemented more development projects in Garissa County than what had been done since independence.
“Before the Jubilee Government, Garissa town had no tarmacked roads but today the town boasts of 25 kilometers of tarmacked road. The town is also connected to the national grid ensuring reliable power unlike in the past when it had to depend on electricity from unreliable generators,” President Kenyatta said.
“Today, tarmacked roads are also being constructed to link Garissa to Wajir and Mandera,” the President added.
The President spoke today when he addressed Garissa residents who turned out in large numbers in Garissa town to receive him.
He said his Administration has also improved the provision of health services across the country through the provision of state-of-the-art medical equipment under the Managed Equipment Service project.
“Today, Kenyans can receive special healthcare services at Garissa hospital unlike in the past when they had to travel all the way to Nairobi for the same,” he pointed out.
The President urged Garissa residents to register as voters in large numbers so that they can vote for Jubilee, a party which stands for unity, peace and progress.
“You have witnessed the development projects implemented across the county and I urge you to register in large numbers so that you can give us another term to continue on the path of progress,” the President said.
The Head of State also discounted claims by the Opposition that the Jubilee Government has sidelined Muslims, saying those are cheap lies which will not succeed to create disaffection between Muslims and the Government.
He said Jubilee is an all-inclusive Government that has ensured all Kenyans, especially Muslims, are at the centre of its decision making process.
“If the Jubilee Government was discriminating against Muslims, we would not have the Majority leader in Parliament, the Cabinet Secretaries of Foreign Affairs, Tourism and Industrialisation – which are key posts in the Government – be held by Muslims,” President Kenyatta said.
The Head of State emphasized that the only way to ensure the country continues on its development path is for Kenyans to register in large numbers so as to participate in choosing leaders who will move the country forward.
During the visit to Garissa, President Kenyatta also officially opened the Jubilee county office and urged supporters to register as members to consolidate the party’s strength in the county and region.
Other speakers included National Assembly Majority leader Aden Duale and Garissa Senator Yusuf Haji.