Taking to his social media pages shortly after Mudavadi officially pledged to work with Deputy President William Ruto, Miguna said Mudavadi’s speech was well written
“To Kibisu Kabatesi: I take off my hat for you. It was a well-written speech,” Miguna Miguna said in reference to Mudavadi’s rousing speech at Bomas of Kenya.
In his ‘earthquake’ speech, the former vice president said he will reconfigure the whole foreign policy outlay to reflect the needs of a modern nation.
Mudavadi said it was embarrassing that 11 years since the 2010 constitution was inaugurated, the constitutional provisions on ethnic minorities have not been implemented.
“As Kenyans, ethnic minorities deserve equal treatment and must enjoy all the rights and privileges conferred on them by the Constitution. Minorities need protection, facilitation, and inclusion into processes of governance,” he said.
According to Mudavadi, his government will prioritize the challenges Kenyans in the Arid and Semi-Arid areas are facing.
He said most of the challenges in the Arid and Semi-arid regions are man-made and can be resolved by man.
“Resources in pastoralist counties are enormous, hence the importance to market ASALs as investment destinations,” Mudavadi said.
The 2013 presidential candidate further promised to implement laws on empowering People Living with Disabilities (PWDs).
“There are more than three million people living with disabilities in Kenya. The Constitution recognizes the right of PWDs to be treated with dignity, and have equal access to social facilities,” he added.
Mudavadi said independent institutions have been politicized and personalized, for political scarecrow purposes and persecution of dissent, a factor he said has seen the war against corruption being on the limp.
“Individuals who do not toe a particular political line are targeted day-in-day-out for witch-hunting through state agencies. This must not be allowed to go on. We will stand up against political arm-twisting and kidnapping of state entities for selfish missions, even way before we form the government,” he said.