President Uhuru Kenyatta has asked Kajiado Central residents to turn up in large numbers for the Monday by-election to ensure (Rtd) Major General Joseph Nkaissery’s legacy lives on in the area.
The President who was accompanied by Deputy President William Ruto and more than 22 Members of Parliament urged the residents who thronged public rallies in Kajiado town and Bisil in the afternoon to vote for the Jubilee Alliance Party candidate Patrick ole Tutui.
He said the Government does not discriminate on basis of political affiliation and the development projects initiated in Kajiad last year was a testimony to that.
The President added that he needs Kajiado Central to have an MP who can work closely with the Government.
“We have come to ask you people of Kajiado Central to give us an MP that we can work with to develop this area,” he said.
He urged residents not to be confused by the false promises given by the opposition and to also note how opposition leaders disrespect their leaders.
“I urge you to be united just like majority of your leaders have united,” he said at the public rally in Bisil.
President Kenyatta also told Kajiado residents of the close political working relationship he has had with Nkaissery even before he appointed him as Cabinet Secretary for Interior.
“When I was the leader of opposition, General Nkaissery was my shadow security minister, so everyone should know that I knew Nkaissery’s skills and he got the appointment because of that,” he said.
Nkaissery was the area MP for more than 15 years before he was appointed at a Cabinet Secretary by President Kenyatta.
The Deputy President also urged the residents to ensure the Jubilee candidate wins the by-election.
“We have come with the President to tell you that we want to work with the people of Kajiado Central,” the Deputy President said.
Earlier in the day the President addressed public rallies in Namanga, Maili Tisa and Ngatataek within the constituency.
Others political leaders who addressed the rally were Leader of Majority Aden Duale, Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko, Kajiado Senator Peter Mositet and more than 20 MPs among them Jubilee Chief Whip Katoo ole Metito, Kajiado Senator Raphael Letimalo (Samburu East), Moses Sakuda (Kajiado West) and Peris Tobiko (Kajiado East).