June 24th 2017

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Retired Kitui councillors endorse Uhuru for second term

“We are campaigning for Uhuru in Kitui County because the Kamba community cannot afford any longer to be outside the government,” the former councilors declared.

By Boniface Mulubmulu@kenyafreepress.comTuesday, 07 Feb 2017 20:36 EAT

President Uhuru in a campaign tour.

Some 183 former civic leaders from Kitui County have endorsed President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election bid. “We are with President Uhuru in his re-election bid,” declared the members of the Kitui County’s Former Councillors Forum (KCFCF).

They said that President Uhuru is working hard for the welfare of the Kenya’s former civic leaders and that they (the former civic leaders of Kitui County) are happy with the gesture. “And we are going to appreciate him by conducting out some vigorous political campaigns across Kitui County to gain many votes for him in the region”.

Led by the Kitui County’s Former Councillors Forum chairman Titus Mutinda, the leaders had met at the Kitui Resort Hotel in Kitui Town for a meeting convened for them by the Kitui County Assembly Minority Leader Alex Nganga at the weekend. “We are campaigning for Uhuru in Kitui County because the Kamba community cannot afford any longer to be outside the government,” the former councilors declared. “We as a community want to get opportunities in employment and in business from the government among other goodies from it,” they added.

“And we as the grassroots leaders urge both Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka and Charity Kaluki Ngilu as the Kamba leaders to join the Jubilee because Uhuru will be re-elected as Kenya’s president on August 8, 2017,” they added.

Mr Mutinda disclosed that their forum had 372 members. In his speech, Mr Nganga requested the Jubilee government to fast track through the country’s National Assembly the Sh1.5 million sendoff package already approved by the country’s senate for the councillors.

Each of the thousands of the Kenya’s former civic leaders would get the money in gratuity. Mr Nganga promised to take up the matter with the National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale for the benefits of the former councillors. The function was also addressed by the KCFCF Secretary Godffrey Wambua Mulwa and Organising Secretary Gideon K. Munyalo among others.

Boniface is a contributing reporter for the Kenya Free Press based in Kitui County





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