MACHAKOS, Kenya, Sep 14 – Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has started campaigns for the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
He expressed confidence that Kenyatta would recapture the seat despite the Supreme Court decision to invalidate the victory.
“The Supreme Court invalidated the polls on grounds of irregularities and illegalities in the process but not the number of votes Uhuru garnered on August 8,” Mutua said.
The Maendeleo Chap Chap Party leader was speaking at Kakuyuni and Tala in Kangundo constituency where he reiterated his commitment to contest the Presidency in 2022.
Mutua said Kambas should support Kenyatta’s re-election so that it could put him (Mutua) in a comfortable position to seek votes from central Kenya when the time comes.
He added that his Maendeleo Chap Chap party would vigorously campaign for Jubilee in Ukambani ahead of the October 17 poll and predicted more votes from the region this time round.
Mutua said Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka has been short changed by the National Super Alliance and its flag bearer Raila Odinga.
Mutua said if Odinga wins the presidency, Musyoka will not get a direct ticket to be the alliance flag bearer in 2022 but will be subjected to nominations.
“With Western Kenya having a larger voting bloc than Eastern, the most likely candidate will be Musalia Mudavadi,” Mutua said.
He told Ukambani residents that the best option was to vote for Kenyatta who would return the favour in 2022 and mobilise the Central Kenya vote for Maendeleo Chap Chap.
He said most Kenyans wanted the poll held on October 17 as scheduled so as to get over it and move on as postponing it would require more money and resources which could be channelled to development.