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Tuesday, 17 Oct 2017 16:04 EATnewsdesk@kenyafreepress.com
Members of the Kamba community have no reason to join the NASA protests for reforms in the electoral commission, IEBC, since their interests are well taken care of by the Jubilee government, Machakos governor Alfred Mutua has said.
Speaking at rallies held by President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto at Masii in Mwala Constituency, Dr Mutua said the scheduled October 26 election provided a mechanism for political leaders to rise to the presidency, and he said NASA leader Raila Odinga should participate in it to test his popularity against Uhuru.
In the rally organised by local MP Dr Vincent Musyoka, who is a member of Dr Mutua's Maendeleo Chap Chap party, the governor said. "The Kenyan people have an opportunity to express themselves through the ballot on October 26th and I call on all leaders to let the will of the people prevail."
"Why should we be caught on the wrong side of history by voting for a different team? One should not waste one's vote. Vote for the winning team," the governor told his supporters.
Talking about the NASA demos, he said: "We want peace and that is why demonstrations are confined to some sections of this country. In Ukambani region, we are not demonstrating because we know what it really means," and praised Kenya's political stability.