Jubilee leaders castigate NASA for tabling new court petition

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President Uhuru Kenyatta together with Deputy President William Ruto in West Pokot County
President Uhuru Kenyatta together with Deputy President William Ruto and Governor Simon Kachapin in West Pokot County

The Jubilee brigade led by President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy President William Ruto took their campaigns to West Pokot County for vote hunt as the countdown for election continues.

Speaking at Cheleng’a gardens in West Pokot County, the President and his Deputy said the Nasa coalition has spent most of its time in court instead of selling their manifesto to Kenyans.

President Kenyatta said it was wrong for the Coalition to go to court to bar the security forces from providing security at polling centres.

He asked NASA to concentrate on the vote hunt instead of interfering with security affairs in the Country. “Even they are protected by security officers. If today I decide to withdraw their officers they’ll cry foul,” he cited.

He said the opposition was spreading baseless propaganda that they will bring change in the Country, “They’ve no agenda for the country. They’ve been in government for many years and there hasn’t been any tangible development.”

He said Jubilee has overseen a lot of development projects in the country, more than all the other regimes in the country’s history, “We have ensured that development projects are in all parts of the country,” said President Uhuru.

Deputy President William Ruto urged Kenyans not to vote for NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga in the polls. DP Ruto said that the opposition should stop questioning the credibility of independent bodies in the country since their mandate is clearly stipulated in the Constitution. “The opposition should let the independent bodies perform their duties,” he said.

He also said the opposition should stop intimidating security apparatus in the country since the officers are out to ensure that the elections are peaceful.

“The main work of the security forces is to ensure that there is enough security in polling centres so that Kenyans can vote peacefully,” he said, “We want you to ensure Raila Odinga retires.”

President Uhuru Kenyatta waves to the crowd during their Jubilee campaign in West Pokot County
President Uhuru Kenyatta waves to the crowd during their Jubilee campaign in West Pokot County

He added that the opposition should give security organs humble time to work. “They not interfere with the work of police officers who are protecting Kenyans. We support the deployment of security officers because we need peaceful elections,” he said.

The DP said Jubilee will ensure that West Pokot County is transformed. “We are proud that devolution is evident in this County and the governor has made us proud,”

He said Kapenguria town has witnessed development. DP Ruto said the government has set aside five hundred million shillings for electricity connection, improved health services and improved infrastructure.

They also drummed up support for the area governor Simon Kachapin, saying he is among the Governors who have ensured devolution has advanced, “Kachapin has helped to open this region and his development record speaks for itself, please vote for him again.”

Other leaders present were West Pokot Governor Simon Kachapin, MPs David Pkossing, Samuel Moroto and other Jubilee members.