President Uhuru Kenyatta addresses residents in Kiamariga, Nyeri County, June 22, 2017. [Photo: PSCU]
A section of Nyeri residents have issued a warning to President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto, even as they visit the county today (Thursday).
The duo are in Nyeri, for campaigns, as they seek re-election, in August 8.
Uhuru and Ruto were in the neighbouring Murang’a county, Wednesday, where they asked residents to vote in Jubilee administration during the general elections.
However, some residents in Nyeri warned the two Jubilee Party heads, against asking them to vote for Jubilee Party aspirants, from the MCA seat to the presidential seat.
Uhuru has been asking Jubilee supporters to vote for all the candidates (six piece) that secured the party’s ticket during primaries, in April, to give Jubilee a landslide win, against their opponents, such as Nasa.
According the Nyeri residents, they will vote for Uhuru as the president, but he should not force them to vote for other asirants wh they do not want.
“We are asking him not to bring Jubilee campaigns here. If he is campaigning, let him campaign for himself and not other people. He should not tell us about six piece because we know what is best for us,” said one Karanja Wanjeru, who further asked Uhuru to address issues affecting agriculture in the county.
“He is asking people to vote Jubilee six piece. That is dictatorship, because we are over dictatorship governments. The new constitution gave us multiparty democracy to choose which party and leaders we want. So let him not ask us to vote Jubilee,” added another resident.
In an interview, few hours before Uhuru and his deputy landed in the Central Kenya county, they also asked the president to address issues of land, and settle squatters.
Uhuru later arrived in the county at Kiamariga, where he affirmed that Jubilee government was keen to implement free secondary education for our children to ease parents burden of paying school fees.
He urged residents of Kiamariga to turnout in large numbers to make sure he gets a second term in office.