Grassroots leaders vow to drum up support for President Uhuru Kenyatta

A section of political leaders in Mombasa County on Friday said they would back President Uhuru Kenyatta in the October 26 repeat presidential poll.

The leaders, who contested for various elective seats and lost in the August 8 general elections, dismissed the National Super Alliance (NASA) as spreading lies and propaganda ahead of the poll.

Led by Daniel Kitaso who contested the gubernatorial seat on Kadu-Asili party, they resolved to marshal support for the President and his deputy, William Ruto.

We have resolved to carry out door to door campaigns in support of the re-election of President Kenyatta come October 26, he said.

Jamalat Abdulhakim of Maendeleo Chap Chap party urged Coast residents who supported the opposition in the August 8 polls to abandon NASA in favour of Jubilee party.

She said President Kenyatta and the Jubilee government as a whole were ready to work for the sake of unity and development across the country.

We will intensify grassroots campaigns to deliver significant coastal votes for the Jubilee candidate, she said.

She faulted NASA leaders for allegedly constantly hurling insults at President Kenyatta and reminded them that insults would not earn Raila sympathy votes.

As women leaders, we are angered by the derogatory statements against the president and his mother by some opposition legislators, she said.

A Maendeleo Chap Chap Senatorial candidate, Stephen Mule urged Mombasa voters to support the President so that he finishes the work he started in his first term.

Jubilee government has started several projects geared at impacting positively on the lives of Kenyans and we should reelect President Kenyatta to enable him finish the projects, he said.

Source: Kenya News Agency