Jubilee leaders led by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto yesterday took their campaigns to Kiambu County by holding a series of rallies to woo voters ahead of the August.
Mr Kenyatta and Mr Ruto led their respective teams in different directions of the County before they converged in Thika town for a major rally.
The Deputy President in the areas he addressed rallies asked Kenyans to shun tribalism and embrace respect and tolerance in order to realize peace and national cohesion.
He was accompanied by MPs Ferdinand Waititu (Kabete), Kimani Wamatangi (Kiambu), Kanini Kega (Kieni), Jude Njomo (Kiambu), Paul Koinange (Kiambaa) and Joseph Kahagara (Lari).
Mr Ruto said leaders who thrive on politics based on tribalism have no room in the current generation, urging voters to reject such leaders at the ballot because they have no agenda for them.
He said Kenyans are free to live and own property in any part of the country.
Mr Ruto said: “Every Kenyan has the right to live in any part of the country as long as it is within the Kenyan boundaries.”
Mr Ruto said Jubilee Administration’s focus was to bring together all Kenyans irrespective of their ethnic backgrounds.
He criticized Opposition leader Raila Odinga of inciting the people of Laikipia and Kajiado by asking them to evict those who are not natives of such areas.
“Leaders who tell Kenyans to evict their brothers who are not natives of a given place are politically bankrupt and have no agenda for this country,” said Mr Ruto.
“Evicting people from their homes is encouraging politics of poverty when Kenyans are working hard to improve their lives,” added the Deputy President.
Mr Waititu who is also Kiambu gubernatorial aspirant said residents in the area have embraced Jubilee.
“Our people here will vote for Jubilee 100 percent, there is no doubt about this,” said Mr Waititu.
Mr Kega said residents in Central Kenya were firmly in Jubilee and told the Opposition to stop dreaming of getting anywhere near power.
“Our friends in Opposition have nothing for us. We should reject them by all means. They have now decided to ask other Kenyans to evict their brothers who are not natives in a given place,” said Mr Kega.
Mr Ruto asked Kiambu County residents to come out in large numbers to vote for Jubilee.
He said Jubilee was confident that it will by a large margin come August polls, urging them to turn in large numbers to ensure the party wins by a margin that will be undisputable.
“We want to beat Opposition leaders by large margin so that they stop bothering us by challenging our victory in the courts,” said Mr Ruto.
Mr Ruto said: “Our opponents in the opposition cannot beat us. We must beat them by seventy plus one so that they do not protest or take us to court.”
Mr Ruto, at the same time, asked voters in Kiambu to elect Jubilee candidates from the President to MCAs.
The Deputy President addressed residents in Ndumberi, Ikinu, Ting’ang’a, Gathanji, Magomano, Kanjai and Kwamaiko and Ruiru before joining President Kenyatta in Thika town.
Mr Ruto noted that Jubilee Party is enjoying the support of regions that did not support it in the last general election citing Western, Ukambani and Coast region.
Mr Ruto said the Jubilee administration has increased the number of households connected to power from 290,000 to 600, 000 in Kiambu County.