President Kenyatta rallies supporters to deliver decisive Jubilee victory

June 11, 2017 (2 weeks ago) 8:00 am
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“No Jubilee supporter should miss to vote on August 8th. We want the turnout to be so high that we win by 8am,” the President said when he addressed supporters in Jua Kali/ PSCU

, ELDORET, Kenya, Jun 11- President Uhuru Kenyatta Saturday said no Jubilee supporter should miss to vote on August 8 to ensure the party wins decisively.

He said this as he rallied supporters in the populous North Rift counties of Uasin Gishu and Elgeyo Marakwet.

The President, who started his tour of the region with a rally in Chesongoch in Elgeyo Marakwet County, ended the day with a campaign drive from Kipkarren through Ziwa, Turbo and Jua Kali before finally addressing mammoth crowds of supporters in Eldoret town.

“No Jubilee supporter should miss to vote on August 8th. We want the turnout to be so high that we win by 8am,” the President said when he addressed supporters in Jua Kali.

The President and the Deputy President, who teamed up in the afternoon after leading twin campaign tours covering different parts of the region rallied supporters to ensure the President is re-elected with a decisive win and Jubilee continues controlling clear majorities in all other elective positions.

The two leaders said Jubilee will win the elections because it has kept the promises they made to Kenyans.

President Kenyatta urged residents of the two counties to foster peace and harmony. He urged leaders not to engage in politics that might lead to tensions.

He thanked the people of Eldoret town for promoting unity following the declarations of unity that were made at the 64 stadium when President Kenyatta and Deputy President William teamed up to unite Kenyans.

“When we started our journey together after we had a problem in this region we came here to Eldoret and we declared in one voice that no blood will be spilled or property destroyed because of politics and we have kept that vow,” said the President.

He said the stability that followed has allowed the government to achieve bold gains in development.

The Deputy President called on candidates who lost in the Jubilee nominations to support those who are running on the party’s ticket.

“I am asking my brother and friend Buzeki to support Governor Jackson Mandago,” said the DP. The Governor, who was accompanying the President and the DP, assured them that peace and harmony will be his priority.

Earlier in the day, the President assured residents of Chosongoch in Elgeyo Marakwet County that the government will continue beefing up security in the region.

He said the Jubilee Administration was investing Sh8 billion in construction and maintenance of roads in the county.

President Kenyatta said 24,000 households were now connected to electricity in the area, double the number that were connected four years ago.

At Chepkorio, the President announced that residents of the area who were displaced when their land was taken over for flourspar mining would be compensated. The government is expected to spend at least Sh1 billion to compensate the landowners who were affected.

On Sunday, President Kenyatta will take his campaign for re-election to Bungoma County and will return to Eldoret in the afternoon.

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