Kisii and Nyamira leaders yesterday promised to mobilise votes from the two populous counties to ensure President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election. They said the community can no longer trust their votes with Natational Super Alliance (Nasa) who they accused of “continued insults” on acting Internal Cabinet secretary Fred Matiang’i.
They described the minister as their “star” adding that they could not give their votes to a coalition opposed to him. In Kisii, the leaders included aspiring candidates Chris Obure (Governor), Charles Nyachae (Senator), Nyaribari Chache MP Richard Tongi and aspiring Women’s Representative Dorris Donya.
Speaking in Kisii town where First Lady Margaret Kenyatta took her women empowerment message in a meeting convened by the Maendeleo ya Wanawake Organization (MYWO) they promised to deliver at least 60 per cent of the votes from the county towards the re-election of President Uhuru.
In Nyamira County, Jubilee aspiring candidates led by Walter Nyambati (Governor), Joseph Kiangoi (Senator), Shadrack Mose (MP) and Jerusha Momanyi all said they will not repeat the mistakes of 2013 where they voted for the opposition.
“What happened in 2013 will not happen again. We shall deliver 70 per cent of the votes to President Uhuru Kenyatta,” said Kiangoi.