Elect Lekorere, Lempurkel to blame for insecurity, Uhuru tells Laikipia

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto address a public rally in Makutano, West Pokot county, on July 27, 2017. /PSCU
President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto address a public rally in Makutano, West Pokot county, on July 27, 2017. /PSCU

The President has asked

Laikipia North residents to vote out MP Mathew Lempurkel saying he has contributed to insecurity in the area.

During campaigns on Thursday, Uhuru Kenyatta drummed up support for Jubilee candidate

Sarah Lekorere.

“I beseech

you, my people,

to elect Sarah Lekorere for me. I promise to jail that person whom I do not intend to mention here,” he told a rally at Ngenia Secondary School.

On Friday,

Lempurkel was charged with racial contempt and Incitement to violence for

allegedly saying whites living in Laikipia will migrate when NASA wins the election.

He denied the claims saying his remarks were mistranslated and that he was misquoted.

In November last year, the MP

and was freed on Sh100,000 cash bail.

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Uhuru did not endorse

any candidate for the governor seat held by Joshua Irungu.

Devolution CS Mwangi Kiunjuri, Water's Eugene Wamalwa, Irungu,

his arch rival Ndiritu Muriithi, Senator aspirants Maina Njenga (KANU) and John Kinyua (Jubilee party) and Laikipia East MP Anthony Mutahi.