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Wednesday, 26 Oct 2016 12:51 EATnewsdesk@kenyafreepress.com
President Uhuru’s political adviser Joshua Kuttuny has launched an aggressive campaign to reclaim the Cherangany parliamentary seat that he lost in the 2013 elections. The former MP has held at least a dozen meetings and flown throughout the constituency on his new chopper to meet opinion shapers and contribute funds for projects.
Mr Kuttuny is determined to unseat current MP Wesley Korir, an independent who recently defected to the Jubilee Party, both at the party nominations and at the ballot should the MP defect to another party and resort to his previous independent position. He has addressed meetings at Nyakinyua, Sinoko, Mukuyu, Kuriot, Bwake and Milima, touting his experience and closeness to the people.
“If you add my five years I served as MP to the five of being the president’s adviser, you notice my rich experience that will help me serve you better than you have ever seen,” he said at Mukuyu. Taking swipes at the MP who is a recent Jubilee member, he said, "I am original Jubilee in Cherangany, others are just photocopy and I am telling them to expect a tough race in the journey I have started today because after the cow delivers for the second time that is when you get more milk.”
Mr Kuttuny also campaigned for president's re-election, saying, “President Uhuru has done well, remember while at home, the food will be cooked, but when that food is so sweet, the person who is given credit is the cook and so is for my case at state house.” He revealed that there were plans for his appointment as head of the president's campaign team this November.
Other aspirants expected to run for the seat include Michael Kibebe, Patrick Simiyu, Ben Milimo, Patrick Walubengo and Joseph Rotich.