Two NASA principals from Western yesterday urged the Mulembe nation to turn out in large numbers to vote for presidential candidate Raila Odinga to ensure a landslide victory.
Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetang’ula and his ANC counterpart Musalia Mudavadi criss-crossed nine constituencies in Bungoma county to consolidate their support.
The two said they each wanted to be President but shelved their ambitions for Raila — “Kenyans’ favourite, who will automatically send Jubilee home for having terribly failed wananchi”.
Mudavadi and Wetang’ula were accompanied by leaders from NASA affiliates.
They took their campaigns to Bukembe, Webuye, Misikhu, Ndivisi, Kamukuywa and Mt Elgon, before winding up in Katiba Grounds, Kimilili town.
Mudavadi and Wetang’ula assured residents that their future is well catered for in NASA and urged them to remain loyal.
They warned against falling prey to Jubilee, which is “using goodies it has robbed from wananchi”.
They said Jubilee’s misrule as evidenced by rampant corruption and soaring cost of living.
The two said the country will transform under the NASA leadership.
Mudavadi said Western is the foundation and pillar of NASA and should lead in the number of votes the alliance will get on August 8 because it has two principals.
“We appeal to our people to ensure they give us 99 per cent voter turnout and help us redeem this country from miseries Jubilees has plunged it into,” he said.
Mudavadi accused President Uhuru Kenyatta of failing the country. He said NASA will arrest corrupt leaders for robbing taxpayers.
The former Deputy Prime Minister told Uhuru to prepare to accept defeat and leave office peacefully after August 8 so Raila can take charge.
“Here in Mt Elgon, people were killed like animals during the dreaded SLDF skirmishes operations by KDF. Up to now, they have never got justice,” he said, adding that NASA will implement the TJRC report.
Wetangula said, “Here in Webuye, our mill was sold at a price not accepted by our people. Nzoia Sugar has now been closed.
They brought Sh300 million from sugar levy and took Sh50 million, which is helping them move up and down here in Western to give empty promises.”
He said trips by JP will not convince Luhyas to vote for Uhuru.