PM Raila’s Kisii votes are safe, Obure says
TWO ministers and an MP have asked presidential aspirants to stop scrambling for Kisii votes. Chris Obure, Minister for Public Works, Foreign Affairs assistant minister Richard Onyonka, Charles Onyancha MP for Bonchari, South Mugirango ODM chairman Gideon Moreka and Nyamira county chairman Timothy Bosire told aspirants to tread carefully because the community is an ODM stronghold.
Addressing South Mugirango delegates in Nyamarambe at the weekend, the leaders said that the community fully supports Raila. Obure invited all leaders from the community including Foreign Affairs minister Sam Ongeri to join ODM. “ODM will form the next government,” Obure said. Obure, who is the Bobasi MP and Kisii county chairman, expressed optimism that Raila will bag all four million Nyanza votes in the general election.
The minister rebuked leaders who are plotting to push the elections to August 2013. He said the elections should be held instead in December this year. “Those plotting to have the process pushed to August 2013 are doing it for their selfish interests. Kenyans are ready to go to the polls,” Obure added. “Those running for the top seat should campaign in a dignified manner. We must allow competitive politics not based on personalities but issues,” Onyonka said. Onyancha asked Kenyans to elect Odinga because he is committed to implementing the new constitution.