With just 37 days to the poll, the Uhuru Kenyatta’s campaign team is taking all measures to prove that the last election was never rigged as was proposed by Nasa.
To bring this to reality, Kwale Governor Mvurya has engaged himself in the plans to ensure President Uhuru Kenyatta gets over 100,000 in the county.
The governor and his campaign group plan to go from house to house, matatus and all over the county in their vote hunting mission.
“We are going to operate everywhere till everyone gets to know about President Uhuru Kenyatta,” Governor Mvurya said on Friday, adding that they will use Jubilee’s development record in the county to woo residents ahead of October 17 vote.
He said they have done a postmortem of the August election which was cancelled and have identified areas which the President did not perform well. Among these areas include Kwale where he garnered 43,812 votes compared to NASA leader Raila Odinga’s 138,664.
Top officials who joined the group include the deputy governor Fatuma Achani, Mshenga Ruga, Hassan Mzinga and MCA Juma Maone among others.
Kenyans will on October 17, head back to the ballot to elect a president. This is after the Supreme Court nullified the August 8 election results. The only candidates who will be on the ballot paper in the repeat election are President Uhuru Kenyatta and NASA’a Raila Odinga
The only candidates who will be on the ballot paper in the repeat election are President Uhuru Kenyatta and NASA’a Raila Odinga
Governor Mvurya, however, insisted that Uhuru won the August election before his victory was overturned by the Supreme Court.
“We have put up measures and we are ready for the repeat election,” he said dismissing NASA’s demands for the fresh vote.
Meanwhile, Opposition leader Raila Odinga has called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to quietly resign as he did not win the first presidential race.
The Presidential hopeful also asked Kenyans to donate funds to his campaign kitty because he exhausted his finances in the first round election.
“Uhuru should disqualify himself from the presidential contest as a matter of honour and principle. His team is busy intimidating and harassing those deemed to be against the system since they know they lost in the August 8 election nullified by the court a week ago,” he said, adding that Uhuru’s resignation would be the right, honourable and civilized thing to do.
Odinga went further to state that the new date for the Kenyan election should be either October 24th or 31 and not 17. This, according to him, will help the country to stabilize and address its thorny issues from the August 8 elections.
However, a number of Kenya’s citizens, including Kenya’s Labour Party leader Ababu Nawmamba believe that the Presidential rerun will do the country much good as it would address most of the country’s issues and exorcise demons that disturb its national conscience.
This presidential election rerun is actually good for Kenya. Will debunk many myths and exorcise demons that disturb our national conscience
— Ababu Namwamba, EGH (@AbabuNamwamba) September 8, 2017