VOTE HUNT

Weta dismisses Azimio, says they have no agenda

Ford Kenya leader says Uhuru using state machinery to intimidate IEBC.

In Summary

•The senator said Kenyans should be allowed to elect a leader of their choice.

•He faulted Interior CS Fred Matiang’i and PS Karanja Kibicho for holding meetings with chiefs forcing them to preach the Azimio la Umoja gospel in their areas of jurisdiction.

Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetang'ula in Kanduyi on August 4.
Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetang'ula in Kanduyi on August 4.
Image: TONY WAFULA

Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula has trashed the Azimio la Umoja- One Kenya Coalition, saying they do not have an agenda.

He said the state was forcing administration officers to seek votes.

Wetang’ula criticised President Uhuru Kenyatta for using the state machinery to intimidate IEBC.

The senator said Kenyans should be allowed to elect a leader of their choice.

He spoke on Thursday in Kanduyi.

The Ford Kenya leader faulted Interior CS Fred Matiang’i and PS Karanja Kibicho for holding meetings with chiefs forcing them to preach the Azimio la Umoja gospel in their areas of jurisdiction.

“Kenya Kwanza has campaigned in every corner and Kenyans have decided it’s Ruto. I want to dismiss some few Azimio supporters in Bungoma purporting that the region is an Azimio stronghold,” he said.

Wetang’ula urged administrators to reject being used to woo residents to back Raila Odinga's presidential bid.

“Everybody has had time to mingle with the residents and ask for votes. This is a very critical time and IEBC officials should remain independent and fair to all seeking elective seats,” he said.

“Please Bungoma people let us vote for Kenneth Lusaka whom we know has a good track record, we want Bungoma to shine like other counties.” 

On Nzoia Sugar, Kabuchai MP Majimbo Kalasinga dismissed President Uhuru Kenyatta’s tour as a campaign strategy.

He said Uhuru came to convince Bungoma people to vote for Raila.

“Even if Uhuru comes here a thousand times with goodies that will lure you, don't make a mistake of backing Raila’s candidature,” Majimbo said.

He said if the Nzoia farmers were not going to have their dues paid, then he will organise protests.

 

Edited by Kiilu Damaris

Kenneth Lusaka and Kabuchai MP Majimbo Kalasinga on August 4.
Kenneth Lusaka and Kabuchai MP Majimbo Kalasinga on August 4.
Image: TONY WAFULA
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