, NAIROBI, Kenya Jul 30- The search for votes, 8 days to the elections has been intensified, with both the Jubilee party and NASA coalition leaders trying to solidify their support in home stretch campaigns.
President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto were on Sunday leading their teams to Muranga, Embu and Machakos Counties for campaigns ahead of prayers organized by the DP’s wife at Uhuru Park in Nairobi.
In Muranga, the President and his Deputy were expected in Ihura Stadium for the installation of the new ACK Bishop.
The National Super Alliance (NASA) flag bearer Raila Odinga was also set to campaign in Nakuru County. He was in Machakos on Saturday.
Politicians have 5 days left for the campaigns before Kenyans go to elections on August 8.
Both teams are lately trading accusations, after Raila claimed that the government is using the military and police to help the Jubilee Party rig elections in favour of incumbent President Kenyatta.
“We at NASA, we have unequivocally warned President Uhuru Kenyatta on his unprecedented efforts to contaminate our military by involving some senior soldiers in an election rigging scheme,” Odinga said during a rally in Machakos.
But President Kenyatta and his Deputy Ruto have fired back, accusing him of sensing defeat.
“Our opponents have no credible agenda for Kenya. They cannot tell us they will deliver change when they failed to achieve anything meaningful when they were running the government. They are now dragging the military into unfounded rumpitrs,” said the President.