BY DPPS/KORIR JUMA,7TH SEPT 2017-Deputy President William Ruto on Thursday led leaders in campaigning for the Jubilee Party in West Pokot County ahead of the October 17 elections. Mr Ruto told Kanu and Jubilee leaders in the area to put aside their political differences and take a common stand in campaigning for the reelection of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Addressing a public rally in Chepareria grounds, the Deputy President said 35 percent of residents voted for the Opposition in August 8 because of differences between Jubilee and Kanu leaders and yet they belong to the same political outfit. “As I thank the 65 percent of voters who supported President Kenyatta during the August 8 elections in this County, we must work together to ensure the 35 percent of voters who supported Nasa because of differences among our leaders join us in reelecting President Kenyatta in October 17,” said Mr Ruto.
Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen, Majority Whip National Assembly Benjamin Washiali, Governor John Lonyangapuo, MPs David Pkosing (Pokot South), Samuel Moroto (Kapenguria), Samuel Poghisio (West Pokot), Mark Lomunokol (Kacheliba), Peter Lochak (Sigor) and former MP Asman Kamama.
Mr Lonyangapuo assured Jubilee that all the votes that went to Nasa during the August elections will support the reelection of President Kenyatta in October 17. “I want to assure the Deputy President today that our people who voted for the Opposition in August 8 because of our differences will this time round vote for President Uhuru Kenyatta during the October 17 elections,” said Mr Lonyangapuo.
He said leaders in the area have learn’t from their August mistakes and have resolved to work together to ensure reelection of President Kenyatta.
President Kenyatta who was in Kisii and Nyamira also joined the deputy president in Bungoma and Uasin gishu asking residents to vote for them again.