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President and DP in 3 counties campaign drive

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President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto on Monday intensified their campaigns by holding a series of meetings in three counties; urging voters to support Jubilee come October 26.

The President and the Deputy President traversed the counties of Garissa, Kitui and Machakos wooing residents to support the party, whose focus is development and unity of all Kenyans.

Addressing a rally in Masii grounds, Machakos County, where they wound up their long day campaign tours, President Kenyatta and Mr Ruto said Kenyans have a right to participate in the elections to choose leaders of their choice without any intimidation and coercion.

President Kenyatta told the Opposition leader Raila Odinga to stop interfering with the October 26 elections and instead focus on his personal issues after withdrawing from the race.

“Now that Raila Odinga has withdrawn from the race, he should allow other Kenyans to participate in their democratic right of electing their leaders,” said President Kenyatta.

The Head of State said it was the democratic right for Kenyans to demonstrate peacefully, saying such rights should not be abused.

“Although it’s the democratic right of Kenyans to demonstrate peacefully, such rights should not be abused by destroying peoples property,” said President Kenyatta.

He said Kenyans are peace-loving people who want to participate in the coming elections as set by IEBC on directive from the Supreme Court after nullifying the August 8 presidential elections.

“ We are people governed by the constitution and the rule of law. Millions of Kenyans are ready for election. The constitution says Kenyans have a right to elect their leaders through the ballot after every five years,” said President Kenyatta.

Present were National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale, Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua and his Nairobi counterpart Mike Sonko, MPs Rachel Nyamai (Kitui South), Victor Munyaka (Machakos Town), Vincent Musyoka (Mwala), Yusuf Hassan (Kamukunji), former MPs Gideon Ndambuki, Joe Mutambo and Regina Ndambuki.

Governor Mutua told the Opposition to stop interfering with the October 26 elections, saying such a move is aimed at infringing on the peoples right to elect their leaders.

“Even during the World Cup games, if a team withdraws, the games continues because the other teams will participate and the winner will be issued with the cup at the end of the game,” said Mr Mutua.

He said the withdrawal of Mr Odinga from the race doesn’t mean that elections will not take place.

“Elections will be there in October 26 whether Raila Odinga participates or not,” said Mr Mutua.

He commended the Kamba community for ignoring Nasa’s demonstrations and instead continued  with their day today development activities.

The MPs said Mr Odinga withdrew from the race because he doesn’t want to be humiliated at the ballot come October 26 as voters even in his strongholds have shifted to Jubilee.

They said Kenyans made their decisions in August 8 and will do the same in October 26.

“I want to make it clear here that President Kenyatta will win again in October 26. There is no way the Opposition can beat Jubilee,” said Mr Musyoka.

Ms Nyamai said Jubilee has done a lot in terms of develo

DP tells Raila to wait for 2022 if he’s not ready for Oct 26 fresh election

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Deputy President William Ruto has asked opposition leader Raila Odinga to wait for 2022 if he is not ready for the October 26 fresh election.

Speaking on Monday at Zombe trading centre in Kitui County where he accompanied President Uhuru Kenyatta on the campaign trail, Deputy President Ruto said those who have withdrawn from the race should not prevent those who are willing to participate in the October 26 poll from doing so.

“If you decided you are not interested in the October 26 fresh election and withdrew from the race, we are appealing to you to allow us to elect our President in peace,” the Deputy President said.

“Since you withdrew from the fresh poll, why are you demonstrating and causing commotion? Allow us to elect President Kenyatta on October 26 and prepare to meet me at the ballot in 2022 if by then you will be ready,” the DP told Mr Odinga.

President Kenyatta said the opposition leader’s fear of defeat should not be allowed to deny Kenyans their right to express their will through the ballot box in line with the Constitution.

The President said the opposition is free not to participate in the October 26 fresh election but they should not prevent those who want to exercise their democratic right from doing so.

“Whereas we appreciate the constitutional right of every Kenyan to demonstrate and picket peacefully, we also as a Government understand our obligation to secure the lives and property of Kenyans who do not wish to participate in the demonstrations,” President Kenyatta said.

He added: “And we shall take action against anyone who chooses, under the guise of demonstration to loot, to vandalise, to rob or to injure innocent Kenyans.”

President Kenyatta termed the opposition “a group of self-seekers” who have no agenda to transform the country.

He urged Kenyans to turn out in large numbers and vote for him as they did on August 8, so that the country can continue on the path of growth and transformation.

The President assured Kenyans that his focus will remain trained on implementing policies and projects that will continue lifting the lives of all Kenyans.

He cited construction of new roads, expansion of electricity connection to households, improving health and education provision as key planks of his development agenda that would be interfered with if the opposition had their way.

National Assembly Majority leader Aden Duale said anybody who tries to block Kenyans from voting on October 26 will be engaging in crime and will be punished according to the law.

Kitui leaders including MPs Nimrod Mbithuka Mbai (Kitui East)

Rachael Kaki Nyamai (Kitui South) and former senator David Musila who has since joined Jubilee vowed to rally residents and consolidate support for the President in the coming October 26 fresh polls.

“There is nothing to show in terms of development for all those years we have been in the opposition. We want development and we know we cannot get that from the opposition and their demonstrations,” Mr Musila said.

Others speakers include Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko, former Mwingi Central MP Joe Mutambu and former Mwingi North MP John Munuve among others.

President Kenyatta, DP Ruto urge Garissa residents to turn out in large numbers for fresh polls in October 26

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President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy William Ruto on Monday took Jubilee campaigns to Garissa County where they asked residents to give them a second term to continue implementing Jubilee development projects.

President Kenyatta asked residents to turn out in large numbers and vote for Jubilee, saying the Opposition has no agenda for the country.

The President said it was unfortunate that the Opposition has resorted to violence and chaos as a way of ascending to power.

“On the October 26, turn out in large numbers and vote for Jubilee so that we can beat Raila Odinga by a bigger margin compared to August 8 elections,” said President Kenyatta.

He added “Our opponents have no agenda for the country, they believe the way to ascend to power is through chaos”.

President Kenyatta said the Jubilee Administration is committed to implementing the free maternity program, last mile project, building roads and hospitals among other projects.

 The President said it was not his wish to have the elections repeated even though he won but he will respect the Supreme Court ruling, asking the opposition to do the same.

 “If you (NASA) are not ready for the fresh election why do you want to stop those who want to vote?,” he asked.

 President Kenyatta dismissed claims that his Government has marginalized North Eastern region citing key positions awarded to leaders from the region in national government.

“Tell me which Government has given North Eastern region positions of power like majority leader and three cabinet secretaries?” asked President Kenyatta.

The President announced that he will sign the Garissa University charter on Thursday, a move that will see the institution become a full university.

 Addressing the same rally, the Deputy President said Jubilee was ready to face the Opposition in the fresh election.

 Mr Ruto asked the Opposition to stop sideshows and excuses and instead allow Kenyans to hold peaceful election and continue with development.

The Deputy President told the opposition is was impossible to change what is on the constitution through demonstrations.

 “We have accepted to participate in the 26th election not because President Kenyatta won or because he will win but because we respect the constitution” said the Deputy President.

 He said it was clear the opposition has sensed defeat in the fresh polls.

 “The reason he has withdrawn is he realized he will lose by a bigger margin” said the Deputy President.

 Mr Ruto said Jubilee was ready to continue serving Kenyans by implementing projects that will transform their lives.

 The Deputy President told  the Opposition leader to prepare to face him in 2022 if he was not ready for the fresh polls.

 National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale said Garissa residents and the rest of North Eastern region residents will vote for Jubilee.

 “As the people of Garissa, Wajir, Mandera and Marsabit have resolved to vote for President Kenyatta” he said.

 Mr Duale who is also the Majority Leader in the National Assembly told the opposition that there will be no dialogue over power sharing adding that the constitution must be followed.

 His sentiments were echoed by Garissa Governor  Ali Korane who said the people of Garissa were ready to vote for President Kenyatta come October 26th.

 Other leaders who spoke included Senator Yufuf Haji, MP’s Abdi Omar (Balambala), Mohammed Dahir (Daadab), Yusuf Hassan (Kamkunji), Anab Mohamed Gure (Garissa Women Rep) and Rehema Dida Jaldesa (Isiolo Women Rep).

President Kenyatta, DP Ruto say Raila will be vanquished at the polls

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President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto said on Sunday the Opposition leader Raila Odinga would be vanquished during elections on October 26, and there was simply no path to shared government.

President Kenyatta and the DP said that it was not for Mr Odinga or any other individual to decide when elections would be held, and no demonstrations, or conditions would lead to a result other than elections on Oct 26.

Central Kenya leaders also urged the President to quickly sign electoral amendment laws waiting on his desk, so that there was clarity ahead of the elections, and no one would cite a lacuna in interpreting the law in future.

The Deputy President said Mr Odinga was  creating crisis to get support from Kenyans to get into state house.

“We want to tell him that even if he moves from London, Paris or Washington he should forget the Governmnet of nusu mkate,” said Mr Ruto.

He said Kenyans will move on with the October 26 elections as stipulated in the Constitution, saying no amount of intimidations will stop Kenyans from participating in elections as  directed by the Supreme Court.

“Mr Odinga has no choice but to follow the constitution. We are all equal before the law and we must abide by it,” said Mr Ruto.

DP Ruto said President Kenyatta won the August 8 elections by more than 1.4 million votes, and the decision of the Kenyan people would be reaffirmed in the fresh polls ordered by the Supreme Court.

“We, the Kenyan people, have to send Mr Odinga  home on permanent retirement. It is your votes for Uhuru Kenyatta that will do so,” DP Ruto said.

“It is Raila that went to court to ask that the elections be repeated. It cannot be that he now does not want. Or he wants short-cuts. That no one knows whether he is in the elections or not. That is not the direction our country wishes to take.

“We are ready. Leave your conditions. Leave your demonstrations. We are all under the law. It is not an option for anyone to respect the constitution. The constitution says there must be an election supervised by the (the electoral agency) IEBC,” Ruto said.

“We will have an election on Oct 26 and you better prepare,” the DP added.

Reacting to Odinga’s claim that other opposition candidates were stooges of Jubilee, the DP said: “Better a stooge of Jubilee, than a stooge of foreign interests.”

Senator Irungu Kangata said Opposition  leaders were not interested in elections because they have already sensed defeat.

“Those in Opposition are just interested in nusu mkate government because they have already sensed defeat and will not want to be humiliated at the ballot come October 26,” said Mr Kangata.

Governor Ferdinand Waititu urged residents in Central Kenya to turn out in large numbers top vote for President Kenyatta.

“We should turn out in large numbers to vote for President Kenyatta and ensure Mr Odinga is given a political retirement once and for all,” said  Mr Waititu.

Stop using demos to cause violence, President Kenyatta warns Raila

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President Uhuru Kenyatta has warned opposition leader Raila Odinga that he will face the full force of the law if he continues to cause violence in the pretext of demonstrations.

 

President Kenyatta told the opposition leader to stop playing with the lives of Kenyans pretending to hold demonstrations while his actual intention is to cause chaos so that he can get to power through the back door.

 

The President emphasised that no one will be allowed to harm other Kenyans in the guise of demonstrations, saying the opposition cannot purport to hold peaceful demonstrations while what they do is to stone police stations, cars and rob innocent Kenyans.

 

“If you want peaceful demonstrations, hold peaceful demonstration but we will not allow anybody to violate the rights of other Kenyans,” President Kenyatta said.

 

He added: “There is no peaceful demonstration that allows the stoning of the police, stoning of the cars of innocent Kenyans or looting of the wares ofmama mboga (vegetable vendor) who is trying hard to earn a livelihood.”

 

President Kenyatta, accompanied by Deputy President William Ruto, spoke on Sunday at Nyahururu in Laikipia County where his message urging voters to turn out in large numbers to reaffirm their supreme will during the October 26fresh election was warmly received.

 

The Head of State reiterated that there is no crisis in Kenya and the only person who has a problem is Mr Odinga who has refused to accept the will of the people.

 

“Kenya has no crisis. Kenya has no problem. The only problems we have are a result of one man who goes by the name of Raila Amollo Odinga who has refused to accept the will of the people and is trying to take power through the back door by causing violence, commotion and chaos,” President Kenyatta said.

 

But, the President said, Kenyans have decided that Kenya is a nation governed by the rule of law and a Constitution that must be followed.

 

“And the decision of who will lead the nation will be made by the people of Kenya and not anybody else,” President Kenyatta said.

 

Deputy President Ruto told Mr Odinga to stop wasting time on demonstrations in the hope that he can force formation of a coalition government, saying that will not happen.

 

“Kenyans are ready for the fresh election on October 26 and we are telling Mr Odinga that his machinations to get power through the back door will not work. There won’t a coalition government,” the DP said.

 

He asked Acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i to stand firm in ensuring that any person who breaks the law in the pretext of demonstrating is dealt with according the law.

 

Speakers at the rally led by Laikipia Governor Ndiritu Muriithi and Senator John Kinyua assured the President and his deputy that Laikipia voters will turn out in large numbers on October 26 to ensure the President wins by a larger margin in the fresh election than he did on August 8.

 

Other speakers MPs Patrick Kariuki Mariru (Laikipia West), Sarah Paulata Korere (Laikipia North) andCatherine Wanjiku Waruguru (Women Rep).

 

Also present were Devolution Cabinet Secretary Mangi Kiunjuri, Kiambu Governor Ferdinard Waititu and Kanini Kega (Kieni MP) among others.

President, DP Ruto voice strong support for electoral law changes

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President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto on Tuesday voiced strong support for amendments to electoral laws to fill the gaps identified by the Supreme Court when it annulled August elections.

 

Speaking in Mombasa, President Kenyatta said that it was necessary to remove the lacuna in law cited by the Supreme Court, in order to ensure the same gaps did not force the Court to deliver a similar dubious verdict in future.

 

“To lay a foundation for free, fair, transparent and credible elections, we need broad support for these amendments that the Kenyan people have demanded,” the President said.

 

The President and the Deputy President were addressing Jubilee leaders from Mombasa at State House Mombasa.

 

A Select Committee of both houses of parliament is due to present the amendments to parliament this week for debate and approval.

 

Kenyans of all walks of life have told the President, as well as to the Select Committee, that they wanted to see the changes so elections do not become an endless charade. Elections agency IEBC also broadly supported the changes.

 

“I will not hesitate, for even a minute, to sign the new amendments into law once presented to me after debate and approval by parliament,” the President said.

 

DP Ruto was emphatic in urging parliament to expedite the process.

“How is it possible to blame Parliament (for amending the law) when it is addressing the problem identified by the Supreme Court, yet the court was clear they would nullify if the same errors are repeated? Does the opposition want us to keep nullifying the elections?” asked the Deputy President.

 

“That’s why we have told parliament to formulate laws to fill the electoral gaps to ensure smooth election,” said the Deputy President Ruto. “They have our strong support.”

 

The DP said the country cannot afford to go for fresh presidential election without rectifying the electoral laws which are key to free, fair and credible polls.

The President and DP said elections were the only way to Kenya’s presidency, and thoughts that protests would lead to a shared “nusu mkate” government were severely mistaken.

 

The President reiterated that elections would go ahead as scheduled, with the IEBC presiding, and urged Kenyans to stick with his agenda of unity and development.

Power cannot be gained through incitement and violence, says President Kenyatta

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President Uhuru Kenyatta has ruled out the possibility of opposition leader Raila Odinga ascending to power through the backdoor.

 

The President said there is no leader who can access power through incitement and violence as all authority is vested on wananchi who can only give it through the ballot.

 

The President who was accompanied by the Deputy President William Ruto, was addressing wananchi in Shamata, Nyandarua County.

 

He dismissed opposition’s plan of inciting Kenyans to mass violence so that he can negotiate for a coalition government.

 

“His focus is organising protests and calling for press conference to incite violence,” said the President.

 

“Looting, mass action and violence against women is not the way to go” he added.

 

President Kenyatta said Jubilee party would not engage in out-dated politics but instead it will focus on nurturing more youth to ascend to power.

 

The President assured Nyandarua County residents that the Jubilee administration would build two dams and upgrade road network in the region.

 

Deputy President Ruto echoed the President’s sentiments saying, “He is calling for mass action to incite violence so that he can get to power through the back door.”

 

“There is no other way of getting to power, it is only through the votes of citizens,” he added.

 

The Deputy President said Jubilee will defeat NASA the same way it did in the August 8th polls.

 

He said Jubilee plans to set up a potato factory in the County that will add value to the product which is the main farm produce from the area.

 

The Deputy questioned Mr Raila’s commitment to democracy since he is always fighting constitutional bodies.

 

He asked: “What kind of Democrat are you if you are opposed to everything?”

 

The Deputy President said Jubilee defeated NASA with 1.5 votes in the August polls and called on the voters to turn out in large numbers and ensure Jubilee wins the October fresh presidential polls with a wider margin of 4 million votes.

 

Local leaders led by Governor Francis Kimemia addressed wananchi and urged them to turn out in large numbers to affirm their choice of President Kenyatta through the ballot.

Kenya will remain peaceful before and after poll, President Kenyatta assures at Catholic Church shrine prayers

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President Uhuru Kenyatta today assured Kenyans that the country will remain peaceful before and after the October 26 fresh presidential election.

He said Kenyans should rest assured that as the Head of State he will do all that is required to maintain Kenya’s stability.

The President said the Government is prepared to ensure Kenyans are given the opportunity to vote in peace for the leader they want in the fresh poll ordered by the Supreme Court.

“I want to assure you that Kenya is a nation of God-fearing people and as Head of State, I will do all I can to ensure Kenyans get an opportunity to vote for the leader of their choice in a peaceful and transparent manner,” said the President when he attended a national prayer service organised by the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops at the Subukia Shrine in Nakuru County.

The President, who was accompanied by his deputy William Ruto, attended the prayers at the invitation of the Catholic Bishops.

He said the interest of the nation’s 45 million citizens is greater than any one individual and that was why the welfare of Kenyans should always come first.

The President said the country needs to remain stable to safeguard and boost its development achievements.

“We cannot achieve prosperity and equitable development without a firm foundation of peace and stability,” said the President.

He urged Kenyans to continue praying for peace and to embrace one another as brothers and sisters.

The President said Kenyans need to pray together, and urged religious leaders to organise a multi-denominational gathering where citizens of all faith can pray together for peace.

“We need more prayers like this for the whole country. Let us look for one day when Christians from all denominations and our Muslim brothers can come together to thank God for his blessings and to pray for our nation,” said the President.

The President also announced that the road from the shrine, known as the Village of Mother of God, to Subukia town will be tarmacked.

“We will tarmac the road to this shrine and the work will start within a month,” said the President.

The Deputy President said Kenyans trust in God and the nation will continue enjoying peace and stability.

“God loves our country and it will not perish. Where there is fear of war God will give us peace,” said the Deputy President.

Archbishop Zachaeus Okoth from the Archdiocese of Kisumu led prayers and urged Kenyans to remain united for the stability of the nation.

He called on political leaders to embrace peace and dialogue instead of engaging in actions that might sow disunity.

“Put aside anger, fury, malice, slander, obscene language and put on compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, forgiveness, patience and above all love,” said said the Archbishop.

He said the country needs peace as Kenyans head to the repeat presidential election.

After the the prayer service, the President and his deputy addressed a rally at Subukia where they called on residents to turn up in large numbers to vote in the October 26 presidential election.

The President called on the residents to remain peaceful.

Stop destroying Kenya’s economy for your selfish gain, President Kenyatta tells Raila

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President Uhuru Kenyatta today told opposition presidential candidate Raila Odinga to stop destroying the country’s economy for his selfish interest.

The President called on the opposition leader to stop putting his personal interest before the interests of 45 million Kenyans.

The President, who spoke in reaction to the destruction in Kisumu today of private property, including a supermarket, and water supply system of the lakeside town, said Raila should take responsibility for the damage being caused to the economy through his actions.

“You can go on with your demonstrations but do not destroy the property of Kenyans. Today a supermarket was destroyed in Kisumu. What wrong did the owner of the supermarket commit? The water supply in Kisumu was also destroyed. Is that the development that the Kenyan people want?,” said the President.

Speaking in Meru town, where he wrapped up his tour of the populous county today, President Kenyatta said Raila should be mindful of the interest of the Kenyan people and should engage in politics that does not jeopardise the nation’s wellbeing.

“I am telling Raila not to jeopardise the economy because that is what brings the taxes that fund services for Kenyans. Do not let your interest defeat the interest of 45 million Kenyans,” said the President.

The President said the opposition leader was encouraging activities that are hurting the economy of the country because he is not ready for election and hopes to force the creation of a coalition government where he can be accommodated.

“Do not hope for a nusu mkate (coalition administration). Our constitution says that if you want to form government to lead Kenyans you must get the approval of voters through an election,” said the President.

He said the opposition was bringing up endless demands before the October 26 fresh presidential election because they know Kenyans will reject them as they did in the August 8 poll that was nullified.

Deputy President William Ruto said the leading figures of the opposition are anti-democracy even though they claim to be democratic.

“You are not democrats of any shed. You have all the signs of dictators,” said the DP.

He said the list of institutions and issues the opposition has said it has trouble with is endless starting with commissioners of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), the IEBC secretariat, the contract for printing of ballots, the contract for ICT for the election and even Parliament.

“Now they have said they have a problem even with Legislators who are conducting their Constitutional mandates. Are they democrats of any shade? If you are opposed to everything then you are a dictator,” said the DP while addressing the rally in Meru town.

During the tour of the county, the President and his deputy were accompanied by Governor Kiraitu Murungi as well as former governor Peter Munya.

Kiraitu and Munya have resolved their differences and are jointly campaign ing for President Kenyatta ahead of the October 26election.

The President also said he appreciated his growing support base with the numerous defections from the opposition ranks to Jubilee.

During the tour, a popular businessman who has been the face of the opposition in Meru announced that he has resolved to support President Kenyatta.

Mike Mutembei popularly known as Makarina said “he has closed the only shop Nasa had in Meru” and President Kenyatta should expect to get 100 percent of the votes from the county.

President Kenyatta thanks Gusii community for supporting him

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President Uhuru Kenyatta today thanked the Gusii community, saying the votes Jubilee got in the August 8 polls is proof that the region is no longer an opposition stronghold.

 

The President, accompanied by Deputy President William Ruto, pointed out that the Gusii community has clearly shown that they are ready to join hands with other Kenyans in building the country under the Jubilee Administration.

 

Addressing a campaign rally at Ekeronyo in Nyamira County on Thursday, President Kenyatta asked Kenyans to shun the divisive and tribal politics championed by the opposition.

 

“Kenyans need to join hands and work together to build the country. We cannot afford to be divided along tribal lines,” President Kenyatta said.

 

The President lambasted opposition leader Raila Odinga for trying to sabotage the October 26 election with unrealistic demands, saying that is a sign that the opposition was scared of fresh polls.

 

“When the Supreme Court nullified the Presidential elections and ordered for fresh polls within 60 days, our opponents thought we would refuse and thereby get opportunity to get into government through the back door but we have proved them wrong,” President Kenyatta said.

 

During the rally Dr James Gesami who vied for Nyamira gubernatorial seat as an independent candidate  joined  Jubilee and  pledged to mobilise Nyamira residents to vote for President Kenyatta.

 

Mr. Gesami who is also a former West Mugirango Member of Parliament  said together with other leaders from Nyamira  they will launch massive campaign to ensure the President gets over 70 per cent votes in the County. President Kenyatta garnered 106,894 votes (52.07%) in Nyamira in the August 8 election.

 

Led by North Mugirango MP Joash Nyamoko, the leaders assured President Kenyatta that Nyamira residents will give him more votes on the October 26 than they did on August 8.

 

“Nyamira people have rejected the lies peddled by the opposition. They have now made up their mind and they will ensure you win the coming fresh election with an even wider margin,” said Dr. Gesami.

 

“As leaders of Nyamira we have agreed to lead our people to where they can get development. We will not accept to be misled to ruin our good country through unnecessary demonstrations,” said the Nyamira leaders.

 

Deputy President Ruto said the October 26 fresh poll gives Kenyans an opportunity to prove the opposition leader wrong.

 

“They told us that Kisii and Nyamira are opposition strongholds but with theAugust 8 polls, the residents proved them wrong,” said the Deputy President.

 

“In the August polls we defeated him (Mr. Odinga) with 1.4 million votes. This time round he will lose with 3 million votes,” he added.

 

Other leaders from Nyamira who joined the Jubilee Party included Fred Makamara and George Marara who assured the President of their support in mobilising votes for him.

 

Addressing another rally at Gesima, President Kenyatta thanked residents for voting for Jubilee MPs.

 

“Our main aim is to serve you. Our focus is development. We do not want quarrels and tribal politics,” said the President.

 

Deputy President Ruto asked Nyamira residents to vote for the Jubilee administration because it is committed to implementing development projects that are transforming the lives of Kenyans.

 

“We are telling those we are competing with that the Supreme Court said the fresh election will be managed by IEBC. They should not play games with us,” said the Deputy President.

 

Other speakers included Kitutu Masaba MP Shadrack Mose and Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso and Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i.