- Title: Kenyatta prays for peace, promises riches in final election rally
- Date: 5th August 2017
- Summary: NAKURU, KENYA (AUGUST 5, 2017) (REUTERS) HELICOPTER CARRYING KENYAN PRESIDENT UHURU KENYATTA IN SKY ABOVE CROWD OF SUPPORTERS HELICOPTER PASSING OVER CROWD OF SUPPORTERS SUPPORTERS CHEERING AS KENYATTA RIDES THROUGH CROWD CROWD OF SUPPORTERS IN STADIUM CHEERING WOMAN SUPPORTER JUMPING UP AND DOWN IN CROWD KENYATTA TAKING TO STAGE CROWD OF SUPPORTERS WATCHING STAGE SIGN READING (English): "UHURU'S ACTION PLAN: MORE JOBS" (SOUNDBITE) (Swahili) KENYAN PRESIDENT, UHURU KENYATTA, SAYING: "We have started building the railway, it will pass through this country of Nakuru. Here in Naivasha we want to construct an industrial park, a special economic zone that will create employment for our young. You the residents of Nakuru are farmers. Before the Jubilee government came to power a bag of fertilizer was 2,800 Kenyan shillings. Now you can buy a bag for 1,800 Kenyan shillings and at the end of the year a bag of fertilizer will be 1,200 Kenyan shillings." KENYATTA ADDRESSING CROWD CROWD CHEERING (SOUNDBITE) (Swahili) KENYAN PRESIDENT, UHURU KENYATTA, SAYING: "I want us to say our last prayer. Oh God our father, we pray in great humility in this period as Kenyans. We are going into election period. We pray you grant us peace, that the people will be able to vote in fairness and us the leaders will not incite violence from the people of Kenya. We keep peace. To get their will through the vote, Kenyans shall vote on August 8 next week. We urge you to help us bring Jubilee victory. Amen." CONFETTI FALLING ON STAGE AS CROWD CHEERS CONFETTI FALLING CROWD OF SUPPORTERS CHEERING/ ONE SUPPORTER HOLDING SIGN READING (English): "I REALLY WANT TO TALK TO YOU MR PREZO SIR" KENYATTA STANDING THROUGH SUN ROOF, WAVING TO SUPPORTERS CONVOY OF VEHICLES, ONE CARRYING KENYATTA, PASSING THROUGH CROWD
- Embargoed: 19th August 2017 17:33
- Keywords: Kenya presidential election Uhuru Kenyatta Jubilee Raila Odinga
- Location: NAKURU, KENYA
- City: NAKURU, KENYA
- Country: Kenya
- Topics: Government/Politics,Elections/Voting
- Reuters ID: LVA0016SVQCEF
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- Story Text: EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: AUDIO AS INCOMING
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta spoke of his government's economic success and prayed for a peaceful election at the final election rally in Nakuru on Saturday (August 5), ahead of the August 8 vote.
The wealthy 55-year-old son of the country's first president is running on what he presents as his record of aggressive economic development drive, citing new roads, expansion of the electricity grid and a new Chinese-built railway linking the port of Mombasa to the capital Nairobi.
In Nakuru he promised to develop the local economy and cut costs for farmers and then prayed for a peaceful election.
Throughout the election campaign Kenyatta has urged voters and parties to avoid provocation and violence that has marred previous elections.
More than 1,200 people were killed in 2007 after Odinga called for protests following the vote that year and later degenerated into ethnic based violence.
Opinion polls suggest Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga, who is fighting his fourth presidential election, are neck-and-neck.
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