Elders in Rabai Sub-county of Kilifi County have thrown their weight behind the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta in the October 26 repeat presidential vote.
The elders are urging coast region residents to vote for the President and his Deputy, William Ruto so that they finish their second five-year-term in office.
Led by Michael Tinga, the elders, who addressed the press in Rabai town on Tuesday, said the President deserved a second term to enable him finish his various development projects across the country and secure his legacy.
Tinga said the president and by extension the ruling Jubilee government has delivered many projects for the people of the coast region in terms of infrastructure developments since 2013.
He said it was time the people the region abandoned the opposition and returned the favour by electing the president in the crucial forthcoming repeat presidential poll.
He said the Rabai were a community who meant what they said and they would stand with the Jubilee government because of the benefits they have been enjoying and cautioned residents against joining opposition protests that he said were hurting the economy.
We will traverse the whole of Kilifi County to ensure the president gets adequate votes in the countdown to the October polls, he said.
Rabai Council of Elders Chairman, Abdalla Shalako appealed to the voters to rally behind the president’s re-election bid to enable him transform the country and ensure prosperity for all.
He said the elders would be going round mobilizing support for the president to ensure he reclaimed his victory in the August 8 general election that was overturned by the Supreme Court.
Major (Rtd) Stephen Yugo said the coast region benefited immensely under the Jubilee government and dismissed opposition claims that the region has been sidelined as political propaganda.
He said the coast region could not forever remain in the opposition and urged voters to support President Kenyatta to ensure he wins convincingly.
A local woman leader, Radhia Luvumo said female voters would stand with the president as his administration has gone out of its way to empower them on various initiatives, so that they could support their families.
Source: Kenya News Agency