Internal Security Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery on Monday urged residents of Kajiado Central to vote for the Jubilee Alliance Party candidate in the constituency’s by-election on March 16.
He was in the company of Deputy President William Ruto.
Mr Nkaissery thanked the government for appointing him minister.
“I am asking you to support the Jubilee administration because never before has anyone from this area held such a high-ranking Cabinet position,” he said amid applause.
The minister spoke during a thanksgiving prayer meeting at the Ngatataek Primary School grounds. The meeting was organised following his appointment.
The Deputy President, who took charge of JAP campaigns for the third time, asked residents to vote for Mr Patrick Tutui for the sake of unity and speedy development in the area.
“I am asking you to support Mr Tutui so that he continues from where Mr Nkaissery left,” he said.
Mr Ruto said the Jubilee administration is committed to serving all Kenyans and asked Kajiado residents not to be cheated by the Opposition.
“Do you want to join us to move this country forward or join the Opposition that has nothing to offer?” he asked.
He maintained that the government is committed to upgrading roads across the country to ease the movement of goods. Kajiado County will have a 200-kilometre tarmacked road within five years, he added.
Mr Ruto said the government is determined to ensure all children access quality education. “The government has increased the allocation for free primary from Sh28 billion to Sh40 billion,” he said.