Thika Sub County aspirants who unsuccessfully vied for Members of County Assembly (MCA’s) positions buried their hatchet on Tuesday and decided to back re-election of president Uhuru by conducting door to door campaigns.
Led by Simon Maina who vied for Kamenu ward MCA seat, Zablon Omollo who vied for Thika township ward seat, the leaders said they were perturbed by the current economic impasse which they blamed to rising unhealthy political temperatures orchestrated by Nasa fraternity.
The leaders told opposition leader Raila Odinga and his supporters to consider redirecting their street protest energy to intensive campaigns ahead of repeated polls.
‘We condemn the increasing protests as we near the elections. We are urging NASA to stop protesting and rather campaign for their candidate as we prepare to meet at the ballot on October 26,’ said Maina.
They told Raila that Kenya was bigger than him reminding him that power has never been sealed through the back door means.
‘We want Raila to know that power is not given through the back door but the democratic way as enshrined in the constitution. We cannot have another power sealing deal other than through the ballot. Our people are suffering economically because of the protests that you have staged,’ said Peter Ole Sunkuyia who vied for hospital ward.
The MCA’s urged NASA to borrow a leaf from president Uhuru who they said was crisscrossing the country wooing voters reprimanding Odinga for sticking to press conferences which they said will not add his votes.
‘You filed petition demanding repeat of polls which the Supreme Court ordered. We are ready for the polls and Raila should not apply the ruling selectively,’ said Lucy Njoki who vied for Gatuanyaga ward seat.
The leaders singled out construction of standard gauge railway, establishment of free maternal health care, electrification of the country, elimination of examination fees, improved infrastructure and promised free secondary education as the reasons they were backing Uhuru’s re-election.
They urged Kenyans to peacefully, in great numbers and in one love come out on October 26 and vote back president Uhuru stating that his development record was irresistible.