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Friday, 16 Jun 2017 13:21 EATmmuthoni@kenyafreepress.com
President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy are in Bomet the home-turf of NASA pentagon member Governor Isaac Ruto where they are expected to drum up support for Jubilee in an attempt to defuse opposition inroads into the County.
NASA Presidential candidate Raila Odinga and his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka are in Tharaka Nithi today where they are expected to have other pentagon members present - Ruto, Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetangula.
President Kenyatta and Ruto are banking on development projects Jubilee government has implemented in seeking for re-election. The two have pitched tent in Rift Valley perceived to be a Jubilee zone, despite attempts by NASA using governor Ruto to penetrate the area. They were in Kericho yesterday where they urged people to vote for them in large numbers during the August polls.
NASA principals have on several occasions toured Bomet County and were warmly welcomed by the members of the Kalenjin community. Therefore, today’s campaign blitz by Jubilee top brass is aimed at defusing the perceived growth of NASA in the county.
However, the final verdict will be upon the people of Bomet on who best will represent them in the next five years, as the campaigns reach fever pitch, especially at the national level.
NASA team is touring Tharaka Nithi where it is banking on Prof Isaiah Kindiki who is Raila’s point man in the County while his brother Prof Kithure Kindiki, the outgoing Senate Leader of Majority is Jubilee’s man on the ground.
NASA flag bearer Raila Odinga addressing residence of Chuka at Tharaka Nithi
Both NASA and Jubilee need to take their precious time to sell their ideas and convince the Kenyans that one of them (Raila Odinga and Uhuru Kenyatta) is the best for the presidential bid. Kenyans will have their last lough on their preferred candidates come the August elections. No one will be in a position to change on what Kenyans will decide on presidential candidates, despite fears by the opposition presidential candidates that Jubilee plans to rig the polls in its favour.