, NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 11- The Ababu Namwambwa led Labour Party of Kenya has announced that they will back the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta in August.
The Budalangi Member of Parliament, however, says they will field candidates for all other elective positions.
“We have resolved as a party and we the candidates to support His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta for re-election…” he said.
He also asked the party members to enlist afresh ahead of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission deadline.
The Party Chairperson Julia Ojiambo said the party was also geared up for the its primaries.
This comes as Taita Taveta Senator Dan Mwazo, formally joined Jubilee Party on the day President Kenyatta was launching and inspecting development projects in the county.
President Kenyatta commended the senator for his bold move and urged other local leaders to emulate him so that they can join the team that, “works for the people.”
The Senator has been an ODM member.
“It is wrong for the opposition leader, who has been a Prime Minister, to claim that Jubilee has done nothing. It would be better if he acknowledged the efforts of the government, but add that if given the opportunity he would do more,” said the President.
The President was speaking in Bura Mission and Mwatate trading centre, Taita Taveta county when he launched the rehabilitation of the 56km Bura-Mghange-Werugha-Mbale-Msau-Mtwamwagodi road.
The President also inspected the Sh2.3 billion tarmacking of Voi-Mwatate-Wundanyi road.
The President asked the people of Taita Taveta to support the government because it has plans to improve water provision and also build the county headquarters.
He said his government is in the process of initiating the Sh30 billion phase two of Mzima Springs water project, which will cater for the residents of Voi and Mwatate areas.
On the rehabilitation of the Bura Mission-Mtwamwagodi road, President Kenyatta said once the project is completed, local residents would be able to transport their produce to the markets on time apart from attracting investors to put up industries within the region.
The President said the Standard Gauge Railway project which is in its final stages would greatly benefit the residents of Taita, as the company has already built a big station at Voi.
“There will be an inland container depot and the Export Processing Zone in Voi with which investors would be processing their products and transport them to Mombasa for export. This will mean the creation of job opportunities to the local youth,” said President Kenyatta.