NYERI, Kenya, Sep 15 – More than 5,000 leaders from the greater Central Kenya region gathered in Sagana, the presidential retreat at the foot of Mount Kenya, for a meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta focused on October 17 repeat polls.
The elected leaders in attendance represented the counties of Nyeri, Kiambu, Kirinyaga, Nakuru, Nyandarua, Laikipia, Meru, Murang’a, Embu and Tharaka Nithi.
“The focus for us is going back to the citizens to request that they vote for us again, based on our record and campaign manifesto,” the President said ahead of the meeting.
“We are meeting leaders to discuss our approach, and then everyone goes back to every town and every village, where our voters really are,” the President added.
The President arrived in Nyeri County on Thursday and presided over the opening of Agricultural Society of Kenya (ASK) Central Kenya Regional Show.
At the show the President urged county governments to settle down quickly and embark on fulfilling their mandates to serve Kenyans.
The President called on the county administrations to start operating at full speed, and to especially give more attention to policies to boost production in the agricultural sector, which under the Constitution is a devolved County function.