Kamba community say they have no stake in NASA


Deputy President William Ruto on Saturday took Jubilee campaigns to Kajiado and Makueni Counties.

Mr Ruto dismissed the National Super Alliance (Nasa) line up telling the Kamba community that even former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka knows that the Opposition cannot win the August General Election.

The Deputy President told members of the Kamba community that their future was bleak in the Opposition urging them to support Jubilee.

Addressing wananchi at Mavindini, Wote and Mukuyuni grounds in Makueni County, Mr Ruto said Jubilee would win with a bigger margin come August General Election because of the development projects it has initiated for Kenyans.

“Kalonzo is a good man who is just wasting his time in the Opposition. He has no future there. He knows that it will be very difficult for the Opposition to beat Jubilee,” said Mr Ruto.

He was accompanied by National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale, MPs Regina Ndambuki (Kilome), Kisoi Munyao (Mbooni) and Richard Makenga (Kaiti).

Others were former MPs Peter Maundu, Peter Kiilu, Gideon Ndambuki and Kalembe Ndile.

The Kamba leaders said Nasa has shortchanged the  community by failing to support Mr Kalonzo for the top seat.

“As community we have no stake in Nasa. Our hope only remains in Jubilee,” said Mr Kisoi.

Mr Ruto told the Kamba residents not to gamble with their votes by supporting the Opposition, which was destined to lose as it did in the 2013 elections.

The Deputy President said the Opposition was backing a candidate with no plan for the country.

Mr Ruto said: “Vote for someone who you know will win, and that is none other than President Uhuru Kenyatta and his team.”

Mr Duale told Ukambani residents that it was pointless to vote for Mr Odinga, because he will end up in the Opposition again after the election.

“No one goes into elections with the aim of ending up being in the Opposition people go to elections with the sole aim of winning,” said Mr Duale.

The Deputy President said the Government was keen to solving water problems, poor infrastructure among other issues affecting the Kamba community.

The Deputy President said Ukambani youth will be the greatest beneficiaries of the Standard Gauge Railway that will be officially launched next week.

Ms Ndambuki asked Makueni County residents to support President Kenyatta’s reelection because of its commitment to the transformative agenda of the people.

She said: “The Government of President Kenyatta has done a lot in Ukambani. There are so many roads under construction at the moment including the Kibwezi-Kitui road that has been ignored for years.”

The Deputy President said long gone were the days when Kenyans elected leaders based on their tribal affiliations during the August General Election.

Meanwhile, in Oloitoktok, Kajiado County, Jubilee MPs said Nasa has lost support among the pastoralists.

Mr Duale, Kajido South MP Katoo ole Metito and Jubilee candidate for Kajiado gubernatorial position Joseph ole Lenku said Jubilee Party was the only people’s choice in pastoral areas.

Mr Duale said Nasa had fielded very few candidates for various political seats in pastoral areas indicating its waning popularity.

“Unlike in 2013 when the Opposition had supporters among the pastoral communities, this time round people have fully embraced the Jubilee Party because of the development projects it has initiated for the people,” said Mr Duale.

Speaking at Marlal grounds in Kajiado South Constituency during a cultural event attended by Mr Ruto, the leaders said they are optimistic that pastoralists will deliver more than 95 percent of votes to Jubilee.

“No other government has transformed the lives of pastoralists through initiation of development projects that have direct impact on their lives like Jubilee. This is why the Opposition has opted not to field candidates for various seats in these areas because it knows it has lost support,” said Mr Duale.

Mr Metito said the Maasai community would not be misled anymore to support political parties, which were destined to lose.

Mr Ruto asked Kajiado residents not to be misled to vote for Opposition candidates because they have nothing to offer in terms of development.

Mr Lenku said he was optimistic that voters in the area will support Jubilee because it was focused on service delivery.

Cabinet secretaries Joseph Nkaisery (Interior), Dan Kazungu (Mining) and Eugene Wamalwa (Water and Irrigation) were present