President Uhuru Pleads For Massive Turnout On Election Day

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday started his campaigns across three counties with rallies in Meru before later heading to Tharaka Nithi and Kitui counties.

During the rally in Meru, Mr. Kenyatta in his speech urged Jubilee supporters to turn out in large numbers to ensure he gets a clear majority in the August 8 polls.

Speaking at Athiru Ruujene, President Kenyatta said the opposition was looking for all means to force a coalition government.

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“The only way they know is to get power through the back door. Please come out in large numbers to give us a clear win,” said President Uhuru.

The President went further to say that Kenya will not benefit from a coalition government as was demonstrated when former President Mwai Kibaki was forced to form a coalition administration.

Talking about his opponent Raila Odinga, he said: “Do not allow this man to create problems for us the same way he created problems for Mzee Kibaki.”

Mr. Mwai Kibaki was the third president of Kenya. President Uhuru succeeded him in April 2013 having beat eight contestants of which one was his current opponent, Raila Odinga.

At the rallies, Uhuru was accompanied by Deputy President William Ruto and a host of local leaders.

Jubilee party also took the rally as an opportunity to also receive more than 50 young leaders who were formerly working for the opposition but have defected to Jubilee.

“I thank those who were on the other side but have decided to work with us, the opposition has nothing to give Kenyans except propaganda meant to mislead and incite Kenyans against each other.”

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The President said the Jubilee Government was the first to recognize Miraa as a cash crop and allocated billions to support farmers but it’s sad to see that some people have filed petitions so that the KSh2 billion disbursement to Miraa farmers should stop.

He called on such individuals to remove their cases so that farmers can enhance the value of Miraa and make more money from the crop.

The President also appreciated the Njuri Ncheke elders for their support, adding that he is always ready to engage them on community issues.

The President is scheduled to address more rallies at Mikinduri and Chaaria, before heading to Tharaka Nithi and Kitui counties.