Uhuru in final pitch to woo voters in Nairobi County

Monday October 23 2017

Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto a final pitch for votes in South B, Nairobi County on October 23, 2017 ahead of the repeat presidential poll. PHOTO | KENNEDY KIMANTHI | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By KENNEDY KIMANTHI
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Jubilee's President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto on Monday made a final pitch for votes in Nairobi County, at the same time asking his supporters not to fall for threats not to vote.

While issuing a strong warning to those intending to disrupt Thursday's repeat election, President Kenyatta asked his supporters to come out in large numbers and vote for him.

He spoke in South B and Kayole where he was accompanied by Governor Mike Sonko and Senator Johnson Sakaja.

"Just as we respect their (Nasa’s) decision not to vote, let them respect the rights of those willing to participate in voting," he said.

He added: "If at all they disrupt voting, they will know there is a government."

NASA DEMOS

He dismissed Nasa's demonstrations planned for Tuesday stating such acts have been used as a leeway to disrupt peace and is bad for the economy.

He said Nairobi, which is cosmopolitan, should be an example to other regions where Kenyans should vote, and those not wishing to stay at home.

"And later in the evening, Kenyans should continue with their normal lives. We are tired of politics and we want to go back to work," the president said.

He asked his supporters to come out in large numbers and vote for him and widen the margin of votes for him to defeat his political opponents.

"Do not be threatened. Go out and vote because there is enough security. Our government cannot be decided by foreign powers or boardroom meetings but [by] Kenyans at the ballot," he said.

DP Ruto said October 26 has been gazetted as an election date and therefore Kenyans should participate in exercising their democratic right.