President Uhuru Kenyatta has hinted at retaining the National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi should he be re-elected in August.
Speaking during a vote hunt tour in Embu County Thursday, the President told the residents to vote for Jubilee government if they wanted Muturi who hails from Embu County to retain his seat.
The President said having one of them as the National Assembly Speaker showed that the government had the interests of the Embu people at heart.
He told the thousands of residents at the Embu stadium to come out in large numbers and vote come August 8.
If you re-elect the Jubilee government, we will retain your own as the Speaker of the National assembly. His job depends on our win and you have to ensure this happens by voting in large numbers for the Jubilee government, he said amid cheers from the crowd.
The President was accompanied by his Deputy William Ruto, Muturi, Embu Governor Martin Wambora and Senator Lenny Kivuti among other leaders and aspirants.
He also launched the tarmacking of the 100-kilometre Embu ring road, which cuts across the four sub constituencies of Manyatta, Runyenjes, Mbeere North and South.
Already, about five kilometres of the road from Runyenjes town to Ugweri market has been tarmacked and construction works in other areas were ongoing.
The government is also set to construct four mega dams in the County to provide water for irrigation and domestic use.
The dams will be constructed in Kamumu to serve Mbeere North and South residents, Thambana in Manyatta and Rupingazi in Runyenjes.
The President told the residents that he needs to be re-elected for the said projects to be completed.
We have initiated several projects in different sectors of infrastructure, health, education water and irrigation among others in this County. For them to be completed, then we need your votes so that we can win in the August elections, he said.
Source: Kenya News Agency