Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia has told Kenyans to get prepared for Azimio La Umoja government led by former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
Macharia argues that it is only the Azimio pair of Raila Odinga as president and Martha Karua as his deputy that have been passed fit to succeed the retiring President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Speaking in Kerugoya town, Kirinyaga County Thursday, when he presented Title deeds to 36 area residents, the CS told area locals to put all their votes in Raila’s presidency.
“Some of the mega projects you are seeing in this area like the multi-billion Kenol- Marua dual carriage road which is still under construction will certainly be abandoned by the other side of the political divide should it take over power,” he cautioned.
CS Macharia was accompanied by his Principal Secretary Prof. Mwangi Maringa. He further said the Azimio government will be capable of completing the ongoing projects initiated by President Kenyatta.
He however, thrashed Kenya Kwanza’s presidential candidate William Ruto and his UDA brigade as being composed of political novices. Macharia said Ruto and his entire team don’t understand how governments are steered.
“I am urging you to have faith and trust in Martha Karua’s leadership having been picked as the Azimio presidential running mate due to her undisputed capacity and ability to handle government issues and programs, having served as a minister in charge of two key dockets during the Kibaki administration,” he said.
He also warned the title deeds holders against selling their pieces of land.
“Kirinyaga will cease from being a food basket for Mt. Kenya region and other parts of the country if you (locals) start selling or fragmenting your highly productive land, but should rather intensify production by using modern farming techniques,” the CS said.
Meanwhile, opinion polls say Raila Odinga has taken a firm lead, as Ruto trails him in popularity percentage heading into the August general election.