, NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 29 – President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto will campaign in Western Kenya Friday, where they hope to solidify their support ahead of the October 26 fresh presidential election.
State House Spokesperson Manoah Esipisu says the two leaders will campaign in Busia and Bungoma before heading to Kakamega on Saturday for rallies.
“The President will be in Western Kenya today (Friday) and will address rallies in Bungoma and Busia,” Esipisu said.
Ahead of President Kenyatta’s visit, his deputy Ruto has made several trips in the region to woo the Luhya community to support their re-election in next month’s election.
Analysts credit Jubilee for strategic campaigns which led to the election of 12 Members of Parliament from the region in the August 8 elections, and more votes for President Kenyatta from a region largely known to be an Opposition stronghold.
“You have to make a decision and stay with the winning side,” Ruto told a rally there on Thursday, citing development projects initiated in the region since Jubilee took over power four years ago.
NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga will on the other hand pitch camp in the region on Saturday, with rallies in Vihiga County before heading to Mumias on Sunday.