President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election bid got a boost when the Mombasa Council of Elders endorsed him for a second term.
Speaking at the Castle Royal Hotel, Mombasa on Sunday, the elders led by former Assistant Minister for Health and Mombasa Central (now Mvita) MP, Mohamed Jahazi, said the President's development record was enough to have him re-elected to continue in office.
We have seen tremendous efforts to turnaround our Port City and all this as a result of the Jubilee government under Uhuru and his Deputy William Ruto, he said.
Jahazi claimed that the opposition has no agenda for Kenyans.
They are out to criticize every single development agenda that has been successfully implemented by Uhuru's Administration,'' he said.
Jahazi who once served as board member of the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) rubbished claims that the Port of Mombasa was being sold by Jubilee.
The Uhuru led government has invested heavily in Port expansion. How then can they turn around and sell it off, he quipped.
Jahazi said that Jubilee government is fast tracking construction of the second Port in Lamu with the first three berths construction already underway.
The former MP said that the completion and inauguration of Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) passenger and freight trains were a game changer project implemented under Jubilee administration watch.
We are assured of efficient, modest and cheap travel for both people and commodities which Kenyans have already started to enjoy,Jahazi said.
Among elders present included former KPA CEO, Mr.AbdalahMwaruwa, Farida Mohamed ( women activist and board member of National Campaign against Alcohol and Drug Abuse Authority), Rajab Sumba ( former Mombasa Mayor) among others.
Source: Kenya News Agency