BY JOHN WERU/CORRESPONDENTS,3RD AUG 2017-President Uhuru Kenyatta and deputy president William Ruto on Thursday 3rd August took their re-election campaigns to Meru and Thraka Nithi counties where they expressed confidence that they will win the august 8 poll with over 60%.
The President and his deputy President William Ruto urged Kenyans to support development by voting for Jubilee instead of the opposition which has nothing to offer apart from empty rhetoric and propaganda.
He cited several infrastructure and social development projects undertaken by his administration as a testimony of his commitment to improving the lives of all Kenyans.
Before addressing the excited rally at Mikinduri, President Kenyatta commissioned the upgrading to bitumen standards of the 22 km Mikinduri-Kinoti-Katithine road.
The project which will cost Sh1 billion, will be completed in 18 months.
“Here in Meru County we are constructing 250 km of roads at a cost of Sh16 billion. That is why we asking you to give us your votes to continue with what we have begun,” said President Kenyatta.
The President said the Government has also expanded electricity and provided other essential services required for economic empowerment of all Kenyans.
To further empower the youth, President Kenyatta said his administration will from next year provide free secondary education from form one to form four as well as graduates from technical training colleges and universities a one-year paid internship.
During the rally Independent Meru gubernatorial candidate Boniface Gatobu quit the race in favour of Jubilee Party’s aspirant Kiraitu Murungi.
Speaking during President Uhuru Kenyatta’s campaign rally in Mikinduri, Mr Gatobu said he has decided to shelve his ambitions so as to boost the Jubilee’s strength to clinch the governorship.
“I will be happy to work with you so as to take this county far in terms of development,” Gatobu assured the President.
Kenyatta and Ruto also campaigned in Kitui where they urged residents to vote for Jubilee assuring them that their plan was to develop all parts equally.