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Uhuru promises state job to loser in Waiguru-Karua duel

President Uhuru Kenyatta has promised state job to the loser in the Kirinyaga gubernatorial contest between Martha Karua and Anne Waiguru.

During a stopover in Kianyaga, Gichugu Constituency, President Kenyatta paraded both Ms Karua and Ms Waiguru and told residents that they can choose either of the two.

“Whoever will lose the elections in August will be given a state job,” said President Kenyatta.

Both candidates were booed and heckled by supporters of the other candidate.

The president refused to openly back either Ms Waiguru or Ms Karua, instead telling the crowd he is fine with any of them.

Meanwhile, Mr Kenyatta also cancelled the Sh1. 5bn contract for the Kutus to Kianyaga Road after the residents complained that works had taken too long.

“When we give contracts to the Chinese, local firms complain yet when we give them a job, they do shoddy work. We will just be giving contracts to those who work,” he said.