President Uhuru Kenyatta made a direct phone call to Defense CS Eugene Wamalwa at the Kitale Nature Conservancy in Trans Nzoia today in a final endorsement of George Natembeya for the county’s gubernatorial seat.
In the call, Uhuru urged his Kikuyu community living in the region to make a wise decision on August 9th.
Uhuru stated that voting incorrectly will cost them their lives because some presidential candidates are unfit to hold public office.
A similar phone call was made by Interior CS Fred Matiang’i to Natembeya during the final declaration by the Abagusi Community at the same venue on a separate day. Matiang’i also endorsed Natembeya for the gubernatorial bid and urged the Abagusii community to support Natembeya and Raila Odinga for the presidency.
The Abagusii Community Chairman, Jeremiah Moturi, said this was the final declaration signed a few days before the general election.
“For the last ten years, our community was locked out of the Ford Kenya administration. This time round, we have made our final declaration to support Natembeya and be part of the county government. I want to urge the Abagusii community in this county to vote for George Natembeya as our governor,’’ he said.
At a separate event at his Ukombozi Center, Natembeya said his government will be inclusive, dismissing what he called propaganda by his opponents that he will evict the Sabaot community from Kitalale farm.
“No one will chase you away from your ancestral land since you are the rightful owners. The title deeds you are being issued will help you gain value for your land. So be focused on the ballot box without being swayed away by propagandists. You know very well that I picked your daughter here as the running mate, so why panic? Be focused and mobilize votes for me,’’ said Natembeya.
Natembeya also told off a section of politicians from Uasin Gishu and Elgeyo Marakwet for dividing the Trans Nzoia County along tribal lines.
Mike Musungu is a reporter at Radio Simba in Bungoma and a correspondent of Trans Nzoia County for the Western Kenya Times.