By JAMES OMORO
New Ford-Kenya presidential aspirant Eugene Wamalwa has told Prime Minister Raila Odinga to be ready for stiff competition for the top seat.
Wamalwa, who was addressing a rally in Mfangano Island, Homa Bay County, told Raila not to assume that he is going to easily win the presidential race in spite of opinion poll results, which have been putting him in the lead.
“Let me assure Kenyans that the forthcoming presidential election is going to elicit the mother of all political battles. None of the presidential hopefuls will find it easy to enter State House,” he said.
The Justice minister told Kenyans to shun any presidential aspirants who are likely to stir violence before and after the General Election.
He urged presidential hopeful to campaign on a platform of ideas. “Our economy is still lagging behind and it is high time we deviated from rhetoric to issue based politics. That is the only way we can transform the lives of citizens of this country.”
He called upon presidential aspirants to promote peace and unity to avoid any violence during the polls.
The Saboti MP said the last post election violence caused great damage to the economy.
Wamalwa was warmly received by residents of Homa Bay County in Mbita town, Rusinga and Mfangano Islands and finally Homa Bay town.
On Rusinga Island he visited the family of the late Tom Mboya and promised that the Government would deliver the findings on Mboya’s assassination to the family once the Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission is through with its enquiry.
The New Ford-Kenya leader also opened his party’s Homa Bay County office in Mbita town.
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