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We will have a president from Mt. Kenya, says Speaker Muturi

We will have a president from Mt. Kenya, says Speaker Muturi

Speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi has said the next president can still come from the Mt.Kenya region.

Muturi told off those who have been implying that the region should not produce any presidential candidate in the next general election saying that it is not tired of holding the country’s leadership.

The speaker told the residents to unite behind a leader who will be looking at their interests saying they should be careful not to fall into the wrong hands

Speaking at Ack  Kongoini church in Kiharu, Muturi, in direct reference to presidential candidate Raila Odinga’s promise to offer Ksh.6000 to the jobless, he said this will not be a solution to ending poverty.

“In Mt.Kenya people don’t believe in being given money for free, tell them the truth that even that money will be from taxes,” said Muturi.

He said what Kenyans need are sound economic policies rather than a culture of handouts that would create poverty rather than eradicate it.

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The speaker who has already declared his interest to vie for presidency urged Kenyans to support him promising to revive the economy and enhance good governance.

He promised that he would be a government that would largely tap the youth talent saying being the majority of the Kenyan population deserve to be given the chance to showcase their capacity.

“The first government of Mzee Jomo Kenyatta was very successful because he had an onboard youthful minister and other government officials,” he said.

The speaker urged the youth to enlist as voters and make sure they participate in the elections saying this will help in voting out bad leaders.

He also urged them to vie for various elective posts instead of waiting to be nominated.

Muturi also urged the leaders to tackle the issue of high energy cost as matter of urgency saying it is oppressing the investors and the common person.

“We need to try everything to lower the cost of power so that investors can do business profitably,” he remarked.

Later, at Mukuyu market in Murang’a town, the speaker made an impromptu stopover and addressed a large crowd.

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