A fundraiser at the St Cecilia Catholic Church in Dondori, Nyandarua County on Saturday marked the 7th time ANC party leader and presidential candidate Musalia Mudavadi was touring the vote-rich Mt Kenya region.
Mudavadi hosted by Nyandarua County Governor Francis Kimemia was visiting the county for the second time in less than two months.
“We are heading into a transition period when we go to the polls in August next year. I have come to talk to you as my friends so that we can continuously identify the challenges facing Mt Kenya people and collectively think practical solutions,” Said Mudavadi.
Nyandarua Governor Francis Kimemia said Mudavadi stood by Kenyans during the 2007/2008 Post Election Violence and helped calm the country.
During the meeting, Mudavadi helped in raising Ksh 24 million in aid of the church’s projects.
“Whatever we do we must ensure that peace and tranquility come first. Having worked with many leaders from Mt Kenya region previously, I am determined to work with them again to ensure their dream is realized,” Said Mudavadi.
The presence of State House Comptroller, former Nakuru Governor Kinuthia Mwangi, in a ceremony where the ANC leader was the chief guest, is said to be strategic to show how different leaders in the larger Mt Kenya region are angling who will succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta come 2022.
“We should carefully interrogate the leaders we want to put in power. Our people need water, roads, schools, better health care, and a working economy that will generate jobs. Those leaders who want us to keep seeing each other as enemies will not be a good choice for the country,” He said.
It is said that the interests of the people of Mt Kenya region ranging from tea and coffee farming, dairy farming, and businesses at large will determine which candidate the region will throw its weight behind.
Mudavadi said for the country to have a broad economy, his government will lower taxes.
The ANC Party leader reached out to the Nyandarua and Mt Kenya region people to support his campaign message of building an economy that works for all and not subjecting Kenyans to a culture of handouts.
“We need a peaceful transition from President Uhuru Kenyatta’s government to the Musalia Mudavadi administration. I can only achieve this with the support of the people of the mountain and Kenyans at large. I promise Kenyans that my agenda for this country is peace and a working economy that will guarantee wealth for all,” Noted Mudavadi.
Mudavadi further cautioned Kenyans against falling into the trap of leaders who are misleading voters that in next year’s general elections, HUDUMA NAMBA cards will be used during the voting process, calling on IEBC to ensure that adequate civic education is conducted to empower the voter ahead of the 2022 polls.
“IEBC says since 2017 they have registered only 150,000 new voters. But the government has issued up to 5 million new Identity Cards since 2017. This means many youths haven’t registered as voters. I urge Kenyans to register as voters when the time comes, He disclosed.
Since June this year Mudavadi has also visited Nyeri County two times, and his tours have also seen him reach out to the people of Murang’a, he was also in Nakuru barely two months ago, last week he was in Githunguri Kiambu county and he is set to visit Meru County next in selling the “Uchumi Bora na Pesa Mfukoni” agenda for his 2022 Presidential bid.