A section of women and youth leaders in Malindi sub County of Kilifi County have vowed to vote for President Uhuru Kenyatta in October 26 repeat presidential poll.
Speaking to the media in Malindi town on Friday the women and youth vowed to vote en masse for President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Led by Mwanase Famau, the leaders said they will conduct door-to-door campaigns for the president and his deputy William Ruto in the repeat elections.
She said the jubilee government had initiated many developments in the last five years and should be voted back into office.
She said some opposition leaders had served in previous governments that had failed the people of the coast region.
A local leader, Fatuma Omar said the residents of Kilifi and the coast region had benefited from infrastructural development and they should support President Kenyatta in his reelection bid.
We have embarked on a grassroots mobilization of voters to ensure the president wins by landslide, she said.
She said empowering of the youth and women is a key priority of the jubilee government and it therefore deserves their full support in the election.
A youth leader, Jamal Bakari, said they will be selling jubilee’s agenda and manifesto to the youth in the region.
The youth of this county will make a defining moment come October 26, he said.
Michael Tinga urged the residents not to be hoodwinked by the propaganda and lies peddled by the opposition that coast region and its people have been marginalized by the jubilee government.
Tinga who unsuccessfully contested for governorship on a Wiper party ticket in the August 8 general election said the president and his deputy deserves a second term in office to continue with their development projects across the country.
The leaders also called on the residents to reject the weekly anti IEBC demonstrations which they said has the potential to spiral out of control and lead to bloodshed and civil strife.
Source: Kenya News Agency