Lobby Group formed to intensify vote hunt for Uhuru’s re-election

Parliamentary losers in the August 8 elections in Meru has formed a lobby to ensure reelection of President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto in the October 26 repeat elections.

The lobby group dubbed Meru County Friends of Uhuruto said President Uhuru should win with a bigger margin to silence the NASA coalition following the nullification of his victory.

Speaking at Gatimene Gardens in Meru town on Sunday, 10 parliamentary losers vowed to use door to door campaign strategy to ensure President Uhuru wins the seat for continuation of development projects he has initiated countrywide.

Led by Dr James Mithika (Igembe Central) and Former Igembe North MP Joseph M’Eruaki, the politicians said their campaign machinery which they used during August general elections were still intact and will ensure those who never voted are brought on board.

We shall use all our energies, resources and synergies to ensure President Uhuru gets 99 percent of the Meru County votes, said Mithika.

He added that the group will also convince those who voted for NASA to shift camp in the forthcoming repeat election.

The group has also encouraged people with similar objectives to ensure president Uhuru gives NASA leader Raila Odinga a decisive defeat.

M’Eruaki said unless there is a clear winner between President Uhuru and Raila, all the economic activities will come to a halt after October 26 election.

He called on the Meru community and Kenyans to come out in large numbers and vote for president Uhuru noting that Raila was not interested in elections following his failure to campaign.

The former lawmaker cited the anti-IEBC demonstrations as some of the unorthodox means NASA coalition was using to push for a coalition government.

There is nothing like peaceful demonstrations in Africa since it results into loss of life, property and tensions, argued M’Eruaki.

Other leaders in the formation include David Kariithi (Former Tigania West MP), Beatrice Karwitha (North Imenti loser), former Meru County secretary Julius Kimathi, Lawyer AN Kaume, Paul Murunga (North Imenti).

The leaders hailed the President for uniting Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi and his predecessor Peter Munya noting that the move will enhance developments and unity in the county.

Ms. Karwitha said the progress of any economy worldwide depends on the political stability of the country and called on Kenyans and especially women to come out in large numbers and vote for their preferred candidate on October 26.

Source: Kenya News Agency