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Natembeya uses chopper to reach voters as campaigns close

Candidates are working extra hard to cover more ground to reach the electorate

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  • Candidates are working extra hard to cover more ground to reach potential voters.
  • He said he had also mobilised his teams to conduct door-to-door campaigns from villages to towns in search of votes.

A branded chopper for Trans Nzoia governor candidate George Natembeya
A branded chopper for Trans Nzoia governor candidate George Natembeya
Image: DAVID MUSUNDI

Trans Nzoia gubernatorial candidate George Natembeya has turned to the use of a chopper to criss-cross the county as the hunt for votes nears the end.

Official campaigns end on Saturday ahead of next week's general election.

As such, candidates are working extra hard to cover more ground to reach potential voters.

“We have decided to use the chopper which makes it easier to reach some places that vehicles cannot access. My ground mobilisation teams are also reaching as many people as possible," Natembeya told the Star.

He said he had also mobilised his teams to conduct door-to-door campaigns from villages to towns in search of votes.

"Our county and subcounty campaign teams are also carrying out house-to-house meetings which I believe will yield fruits of liberation," he said.

Natembeya is running on the DAP-K ticket. His closest rival is Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa who is flying the Kenya Kwanza flag under the Ford Kenya.

DAP-K is an affiliate of the Azimio la Umoja-One  Kenya Coalition.

Natembeya is leading one team while his running mate Philomena Binea Kapkori is in charge of the Sabaot-dominated areas of Saboti and Endebes constituencies.

Azimio Senate candidate Joshua Werunga and woman representative hopeful Phanice Khatundi are also in charge of another campaign team.

Defence Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa is also leading another team in an aggressive vote-hunting mission in Tranz Nzoia.

Natembeya said his team is also campaigning for Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga.

He cited his Ukombozi centre in the upper Milimani estate for bolstering his campaigns in the county.

CS Wamalwa asked residents to turn up in large numbers and vote for Raila, Natembeya and all Azimio candidates.

He challenged all those who had not made up their minds to vote for Raila to make a decision because even the opinion polls indicate he is going to win.

The opinion polls, he said had also shown that the former Rift Valley regional commissioner is poised to win the governor seat.

(Edited by Tabnacha O)

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