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Ngilu backs Raila’s presidential bid

[Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu addressing the media in Mombasa. Photo/Ahmed Omar].

The National Rainbow Coalition (NARC) will field candidates for elective posts in next year’s general election.

NARC Party leader Charity Ngilu who also doubles as Kitui County Governor however, refuted claims that the party will field a presidential candidate in the battle to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta.

She pointed out the party is ready to engage with like-minded political parties under the umbrella of Azimio la Umoja movement under the stewardship of ODM leader Raila Odinga.

“The party will work with like-minded political parties to form the next government after the 2022 polls,” she pointed out.

She was answering questions from the media during a briefing at Mombasa women’s hall where she chaired a Kamba consultative meeting in Mombasa County.

The Narc Party leader dismissed claims that OKA’s presidential candidate will succeed President Kenyatta saying it lacks the ability to win the polls.

Two-horse race

Ngilu poked holes into OKA’s presidential bid arguing that the race to State House still remains a two horse race.

She caused laughter when she said even those who have no eyes can see that the presidential race is a two horse race and she is confident their horse will carry the day during the 2022 elections next year .

“I have no personal grudge against the OKA aspirants but that’s the fact on the ground according to the mood leading to the polls,” she pointed out.

The Narc leader dismissed the Hustler nation slogan of ‘Bottom up’ under the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party saying they will have nothing tangible to offer when Deputy President William Ruto is elected to succeed President Kenyatta’s administration.

She challenged Ruto to tell the electorate what new he will offer to them which he has not been unable to offer for the past 9 years.

“Ruto has been President Kenyatta’s deputy for the past 9 years and has nothing new to offer to the electorate when given a chance to become the next president,” she said.

The governor urged other counties to borrow a leaf to embrace industrialization to create employment opportunities.

Ngilu denied claims the move is impossible saying time has come for the county to export locally manufactured goods instead of only importing goods from other countries.

She added time has come for the country to stop importing goods manufactured outside.