The battle for the control of Maasai votes between Jubilee and Chama Cha Mashinani yesterday intensified with political leaders from the two rival groups staging parallel meetings in Narok county.
Narok Governor Samuel Tunai organised a rally in Narok Stadium to launch his political campaign towards his reelection, as Narok West MP Patrick Ntutu, who is running for governor, joined Bomet Governor Isaac Rutto at Suswa some kilometres away from Narok town.
Ntutu, who fell out with Tunai, launched a similar campaign three weeks ago at his Oloripik home and has announced he will be battling it out with Tunai on the CCM party.
At Narok Stadium, Tunai was with Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago, Kericho Senator Aaron Cheruiyot, Beatrice Elachi (nominated senator), MPs Korei ole Lemein (Narok South), Ken Kiloku (Narok East), Gideon Konchellah (Kilgoris), Kimani Ichungwa (Kikuyu), Moses Kuria (Gatundu), Alice Ng'ang'a (Thika Town) and Esther Gathogo (Ruiru) and 40 MCAs.
Tunai told his rivals to prepare for a tough battle, saying his administration has done a lot of development to the people of Narok.
“You can’t compare what the county government has done to the people of Narok with the previous regime, ranging from education, roads, agriculture to other sectors and that is why I am seeking re-election,” he said.
Rutto asked residents to vote for Ntutu as he is the best candidate with interests of the common man at heart.
He said that whoever wants to be the President must agree to devolve at least 45 per cent of national revenue to the counties.
"Public resources must be shared equally and as Mashinani we shall not stop at anything ... Whoever needs our support should agree to that fact," Rutto said.
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