Several Members of Parliament from Jubilee strongholds who failed to clinch seats in party primaries have formed a team to campaign for President Uhuru’s re-election.
The team of 17 legislators has kicked off a campaign to urge voters in the party’s strongholds to come out in large numbers to vote for the President on August 8th 2017.
Yesterday, MPs, Nelson Gaichuhie (Subukia) Samuel Gichigi (Kipipiri) Stephen Mburu (Kinangop), Mary Wambui (Othaya), Njogu Barua (Gichugu), Joseph Kiuna (Njoro) Jamleck Kamau (Kigumo), John Kihagi (Naivasha) Mathenge Nderitu (Gilgil), former Kinangop MP, David Ngugi, and Nakuru Women representative, Mary Mbugua crisscrossed the Southern part of Nyandarua County, urging the people to vote for Uhuru.
Jamleck said the members of the group calling itself Uhuruto Express Team had vied in the Jubilee primaries and lost but had put behind the bitter memories of those nominations and decided to campaign for the President.
We have decided to put our personal interests aside and look at the bigger picture which is the presidency. That is why we have teamed up to support the President in these campaigns, he said.
The politicians were speaking in Miharati town, Kipipiri constituency after the group attended a Sunday church service at the local PEFA church.
Kihagi said he was ready to offer NASA presidential candidate, Raila Odinga a retirement home in Naivasha after the August General Election, in which he predicted the opposition chief will lose to Uhuru Kenyatta.
Speaking on behalf of Kirinyaga people, Barua said Kenya needs to be rescued from the opposition and this can only be done by people coming out in large numbers to vote for President Uhuru in the August polls.
They later addressed voters in Wanjohi and Engineer towns in Kipipiri and Kinangop sub counties.
Source: Kenya News Agency