President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto will lead campaigns in Lamu, Tana River and Kilifi counties on Monday. The two will head to these areas days after campaigning in Mombasa and Malindi.
In Malindi, the President promised not to insult his opponents and to steer peaceful rallies for the August 8 general elections. He said he had left “insults [to the] National Super Alliance who are professionals in yet have no agenda for Kenya.
Kenyans are preparing to elect a president, MPs, governors, senators, woman representatives and ward representatives. Uhuru is seeking a second five-year term while Opposition leader Raila Odinga is determined to take over in his fourth attempt.
Raila and the other four NASA principals will campaign today campaign in Homa Bay. This will be the Opposition chief’s first visit to the county since the “shambolic ODM nominations” in April.
The ODM leader is drumming up a six-piece voting pattern in the fight against independent candidates, most of whom claimed they were rigged out of the nominations. Several ODM candidates are facing independent candidates, a matter Raila is expected to address.
Incumbent Governor Cyprian Awiti will face Kasipul MP Oyugi Magwanga while Senator Moses Kajwang’ will meet Fred Rabongo. ODM’s Eve Obara will battle it out for Kasipul Kabondo MP with incumbent Sylvanus Osele, Rangwe MP hopeful Lilian Gogo will meet George Oner, Ndhiwa’s Martin Owino will take on Agostino Neto and Karachuonyo’s Adipo Okuome will battle it out with Elijah Kodo.
In Homa Bay Town, Peter Kaluma will face Green Congress of Kenya party leader Martin Ogindo while in Mbita, Millie Odhiambo is facing strong opposition from her long-term rival Jim Akali.
Kasipul MP hopeful Charles Ong’ondo will take on independent candidate Okindo Majiwa.