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March 21, 2018

Late minister Mwangale's daughter sings Uhuru's praises in Bungoma

A file photo of Tina Mwangale welcoming President Uhuru Kenyatta to Webuye Town for the thanksgiving service of Senate speaker Kenneth Lusaka at Rai paper stadium. /BRIAN OJAMAA
A file photo of Tina Mwangale welcoming President Uhuru Kenyatta to Webuye Town for the thanksgiving service of Senate speaker Kenneth Lusaka at Rai paper stadium. /BRIAN OJAMAA

Webuye businesswoman Tina Mwangale has launched vigorous campaigns for the President so he "wins by a landslide" should the election take place on October 26.

Tina, the daughter of the late Foreign Affairs minister Elijah Mwangale, has been selling Jubilee Party's manifesto and agenda to residents, most of whom are youths.

She has also been drumming up support for President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto on social media and local media channels in Bungoma's nine constituencies.

Uhuru is expected to face NASA leader Raila Odinga on that date. But Raila and his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper) have withdrawn from the election and demanded a fresh process.

Read: Raila withdraws from race, demands fresh election

Tina  is leading team 'Ready' which has caps, T-shirts, scarves, wristbands and flyers that are distributed to the people.

Speaking to The Star in Webuye town on Thursday, the campaigner said it's high time youths took over leadership and power and let old guards retire peacefully.

Tina ditched ODM, led by NASA chief Raila, before the August 8 election and says Uhuru has clearly shown he cares for Bukusus.

He deserves another term to carry on with his good development track record, he said.

"We have seen Uhuru revive Rai Paper where two phases are now operational and close to 2,000 people work," she said.

"We have seen him give us a charter for Kibabii University, making it grow with him as its first chancellor," she said.

Tina added Uhuru's administration has seen roads constructed across the county and their "pathetic" condition improved.

She further said the President has equipped medical facilities such as Bungoma County Referral Hospital and Webuye sub-county hospital, so patients no longer have to travel to the Moi Teaching and Referral facility in Eldoret.

"We have seen how our people, even those living in grass-thatched houses, provided with electricity and clean drinking water for the first time," she added.

 Tina also praised First Lady Margaret Kenyatta for Beyond Zero mobile clinics that have benefited people including pregnant women.

She also cited appointments for Bungoma leaders including Mukhisa Kituyi, former trade minister Musikari Kombo, former Bumula MP Bifwoli Wakoli and Senate speaker Kenneth Lusaka who was Governor.

Read: 'Mulembe nation' in Mombasa celebrate Ken Lusaka’s election as Senate speaker

Also read: Lusaka’s new speaker job to come in handy for Jubilee during campaigns

Tina asked the public to shun tribal and retrogressive politics that will stifle progress and embrace Jubilee, which she termed "the face of Kenya".

The campaigner urged youths and boda boda riders to avoid NASA politicians leading demonstrations in Bungoma as looting and unrest have been the consequences.

She added: "I will soon announce the position I will vie for in 2022.

It has been said she will go for the Webuye West MP seat.


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