Kenya: Politicians Rhetoric & Empty Promises May Not Sell 2012

“Politicians who thrive on rhetoric and empty promises have in the past escaped the wrath of the Kenyan voters. As they return to ask for your votes again in 2012, they will bank of the hope that Mlisahau. Please send a strong message that you did not forget,” writes Peter Kenneth. As 2012 approaches and the Marathon to occupy the new seats created by the new constitution being implemented, the campaign ahead promises to be on of the most exciting time in Kenya history. For those who want the 60 month contract back that pays almost Kshs 60 million Peter Kenneth writes, “The test is not complicated. It starts with the question: What, in terms of Human [Constituency] Development, can you show after the 5 years we gave you in 2007?”

Below is the full message by Peter Kenneth a presidential candidate for 2012.

Sustainability and Equity: A Better Future for All

On 3/11/2011 I launched the Kenyan part of Human Development report at Sarova Panafric Hotel. The 2011 Global Human Report does not have good news for Kenya. Released under the theme, “Sustainability and Equity: A Better Future for All,” the report does not tell of a future Kenyans can proudly wait for. However, I know that Kenyans have resolved to make 2012 a year to remember; our common future starts then.

Food, education, health care, water and sanitation are some of the social indicators that were used to compile the report. In my website—to be launched within a few days—I have addressed these issues and also suggested timelines against which our successes can be measured.

Politicians who thrive on rhetoric and empty promises have in the past escaped the wrath of the Kenyan voters. As they return to ask for your votes again in 2012, they will bank of the hope that Mlisahau. Please send a strong message that you did not forget.

I am willing to be interrogated on all the promises I make regarding your entitlement to the basics of life and development. In Gatanga, where I represent to date, they interrogate me every week. Let us demand what is rightfully ours by electing credible, trustworthy and tested leaders.
The test is not complicated. It starts with the question: What, in terms of Human [Constituency] Development, can you show after the 5 years we gave you in 2007?

-Jamhuri Team

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