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Monday, 17 Jul 2017 14:48 EATjmwihaki@kenyafreepress.com
Yesterday Jubilee party led by President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto made yet another visit to the Coastal region to woo voters for the August 8th elections. The Party held rallies in Mombasa, Malindi and Kilifi. The counties are known to be National Super Alliance party (NASA) strongholds for in 2013 NASA presidential candidate Raila had 189,985 against Kenyatta’s 64,793 votes in Mombasa County, in Malindi, Raila garnered 28,821 votes against Uhuru's 5,687 while in Kilifi County, Raila got 63,500votes against 7,991votes for Uhuru.
During the tour the Jubilee Party leaders criticized the leadership style of the Mombasa governor, Ali Hassan Joho accusing him of sideshows and insults to divert attention of the people from questioning his poor track record. Giving the example of the garbage dumped all over Mombasa, President Uhuru questioned the development record of Governor Joho in the past 4 years he has been in leadership.
Jubilee laid down their agenda in their Manifesto which they would work on if reelected for the second term. The turnout in the counties was big. Moreover, over the last 4 years Jubilee has made successful forays in the Coastal region with a number of opposition politicians decamping to join Jubilee Party.
Meanwhile, the National Super Alliance Coalition Party visited the Nyamira County which is known to be its stronghold. NASA party leader Raila Odinga spoke against Jubilee government saying, “These people have rigged out our country.” He added,” They have stolen our children’s lives.”
Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetangula also spoke on the issue of the IEBC tender award case saying that Kenya being a constitutional democracy, the Jubilee party should appeal the case and not attack the judge.
The Jubilee party campaigns continue for this week as they visit Tana River and Lamu counties today.