Jubilee Party nomination losers from Rift Valley have come up with a new strategy to get more votes for the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto in the August 8 General Election.
Led by Baringo Governor Benjamin Cheboi, Jackson Kiptanui (Elgeyo Marakwet), Julius Kones (Bomet) and Isaac Melly (Uasin Gishu Senator), they have planned major rallies and enlisted the services of top Kalenjin gospel artistes with only 14 days to the D-Day.
The artistes who include Lilian Rotich, Mwalimu Kendagor and Alvin Koech popularly known as Young Man electrified the crowd with a message of peace and reconciliation as the country heads to the polls.
During a day-long road show in Uasin Gishu and Elgeyo Marakwet counties on Saturday, the losers called for six-piece voting saying their competitors were only after reversing the gains made by the current government.
Others in the entourage were Stephen Bittok who lost his bid to recapture Mosop parliamentary seat, Sammy Mwaita (Baringo Central) Cecily Ngetich (Women’s Rep Bomet) and Elisha Busienei (Turbo constituency).
They urged members of the Kalenjin community not to let Deputy President William Ruto down by turning up in large numbers on the voting day to enable Jubilee party to retain power.
“You should not give our opponent, Nasa, a chance to dislodge Jubilee from power, this will be achieved by turning up in large numbers on August 8. We must ratify all the good work done by the current government,” he said.