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PostSubject: KIMUNYA LEAVE MT KENYA MAFIA ALONE- TELLS UK   Thu Feb 14, 2008 5:40 pm

Kimunya insists Kibaki won poll
Updated on: Friday, February 15, 2008
Story by: By James Wainaina

Rails at British envoy over threats to restrict travel

FINANCE minister Amos Kimunya has insisted that Mwai Kibaki won the presidential election legitimately. He further claimed that ODM presidential candidate, Raila Odinga, was improperly given one million votes that were meant for Kibaki. Speaking at Blue Post Hotel in Thika where he met the business community from the municipality, Kimunya also railed at the British envoy to Nairobi, Adam Wood, and his European conterparts for casting aspersion on the legitimacy of President Kibaki’s victory.
The minister added that he had “tallied Kibaki’s votes and found that the President bagged over five million votes while Raila managed less than three million. This, he claimed, showed that Raila unfairly got one million votes from Kibaki’s. Kimunya condemned Mr Wood for holding that Kibaki’s government does not reflect the wishes of the majority of Kenyans, saying voters elected Kibaki because they had faith in his leadership. Said he:
“When these people putting pressure on us by threatening to withdraw visas and cut aid to Kenya say Kibaki was not popularly elected, do they mean he was voted in by foreigners, or they hate people from Mt Kenya region since they are descendants of the Mau Mau who the Britons refer to as terrorists?” Kimunya however assured the business community that in spite of the post-election violence, the economy was still growing strong and urged area residents to allow anyone willing to invest in the town to do so, saying the masterminds of the violence will soon face the law.
The meeting was organised by Juja MP, George Thuo, who called on area residents to shun revenge. Thuo also urged investors to take advantage of the prevailing peace and infrastructure to invest in the town. The minister disclosed that the Thika-Nairobi Highway would be expanded by adding another lane on each side of the dual carriage way. He noted that the government had introduced upfront taxation for businesses for later re-investment to help in service delivery.
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