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Saturday, 25 Mar 2017 14:36 EATnewsdesk@kenyafreepress.com
CORD leader Raila Odinga this morning visited a low capacity stadium constructed by the County Government of Mombasa and challenged President Uhuru Kenyatta to show Kenyans the five national stadia the Jubilee government promised in its 2013 election manifesto.
The former prime minister, who is in Mombasa ahead of the opposition's anticipated rally at Tononoka Grounds tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon, claimed that county governments together had achieved "much more" development over the last five years compared to the Jubilee government despite their getting only 15 percent of national revenues.
The 3,000-seater stadium at Nyali has been named Uwanja wa Mbuzi and will host mostly football games and cater for social events in the populous coastal city. "I challenge the Jubilee administration to stop piggy-backing on the projects of various counties across the country. Let them demonstrate to Kenyans what they have done with the Sh8 trillion that you, as tax payers, have given the administration since they took office," Mr Odinga said at the stadium.
While commending the Mombasa county government for building the stadium, Mr Odinga wondered what the Jubilee government had done with 85 percent of the revenues retained at the national level, saying it would be necessary for President Uhuru Kenyatta to identify the projects his government had delivered region by region.
"Kenyans are tired of the lies that Jubilee tells. Where are the laptops? Where are the five stadia of international standard? Where are the 10,000 kilometers of roads? Time is up!" he said.
The stadium, whose terraces are still under construction, will be opened in a few months, according to Mombasa county government officials.