Both Jubilee and NASA are finalizing their campaigns and are on the last steps of their campaign trail ahead of the general elections next week. The venue which is meant to draw a large number of supporters of both camps is undoubtedly Uhuru Park in Nairobi. Jubilee, led by President Uhuru Kenyatta and deputy president William Ruto were the first to grace the venue o Friday, with NASA expected at the city venue on Saturday.
While addressing supporters who had turned up for the vital rally, President Uhuru Kenyatta highlighted the gains achieved under his government through the four years. He pointed out the main projects, including electricity connectivity, the Standard Gauge Railway project, and also outlined the plans they have in mind if they are elected next week.
“We have constructed a railway from Mombasa to Nairobi. When you go to Marsabit, we have constructed roads and enhanced electricity connectivity. In four years we have connected 6 million Kenyans to electricity,” he said, adding that represents an improvement from 32 percent to 58 percent of Kenyans who can access electricity in four years.
He said that if they are elected again, expectant mothers who’ll go to deliver will be issued with NHIF cards, “Our expectant mothers deliver for free in hospital, and if we are elected next week, we’ll ensure that when the expectant ladies go to deliver, their medication is catered for throughout a whole year,” said President Kenyatta. He reiterated Jubilee’s commitment to ensuring the education sector flourishes, including the plan set out to cater for school fees, “No child will remain at home because of lack of school fees.”
He further urged Nairobi residents to dispel all fear of violence, urging Kenyans to stay put, “Vote without fear, Nairobi is your home and nobody will deny you that right,” he said, adding that they should vote for Jubilee aspirants from the Senatorial position down to the MCA.
On the other hand, deputy president William Ruto said Jubilee will trounce NASA in the polls, “We want to beat them with a margin of 3 million votes so that we settle this once and for all,” he said.
He criticized the opposition outfit for persisting with court petitions and complaints about rigging, “Our competitors should stop the rhetoric about rigging. They complained about the commissioners of IEBC and they were replaced they went to court about BVR kits, the voters’ register, ballot papers, they wanted the date of elections adjusted, and they have a problem with security officers. The voters’ register, BVR kits, ballot papers, won’t vote, it’s the great people of Kenya who’ll vote,” said Depuy President William Ruto.
All eyes now turn to NASA’s rally to be held at the same venue on Saturday, with the deadline for campaigns set for August 6th.