By Eric Biegon
Deputy President William Ruto called on Jubilee supporters to be steadfast and rally behind Jubilee party which is only focused on eradicating divisive politics in the country.
DP Ruto has been actively visiting different parts of rift valley preaching the Jubilee gospel ahead of next year’s general election. Rongai in Nakuru County is where he rallied area residents to back the new Jubilee party saying it was the only outfit keen to eradicate divisive politics
Ruto charged that the electorate must rally behind leaders who preach unity as the country heads into another. He rallied his support base as CORD leader Raila Odinga made entry into deputy president’s perceived stronghold of rift valley
Raila was in West Pokot alongside his co-principal Moses Wetangula attending the burial of former Sigor Mp Wilson Litoleit where the two sought to assure their supporters that the chains binding the coalition remain intact and went a step further asking leaders affiliated to independence party KANU to join forces with the opposition to dislodge Jubilee from power
Area senator and KANU member John Lonyangapuo gave an indication that this request might be honored however; West Pokot Governor Simon Kachapin warned CORD leaders that it will be impossible for the opposition to win against Jubilee machinery in 2017. On his part, Elgeyo Marakwet senator Kipchumba Murkomen called on the opposition to carry out its campaigns with sobriety to curb further divisions in the country.
Although Raila sought to eat into the jubilee support base, an apparent discord in CORD raged with FORD Kenya claiming that Bungoma is its stronghold and will resist attempts for unified nominations among CORD affiliate parties in the region
At the Coast region, NARC Kenya leader Martha Karua hit out at IEBC for capping campaign spending even as Mombasa senator Hassan Omar called on former Gichugu MP to join forces with CORD ahead of 2017
Edited By Evelyne Wareh