Forget Ukambani votes, Ngilu tells Uhuru

Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu has told President Kenyatta to forget the 170,000 votes he got from Ukambani region in the August 8 presidential election.

The Kamba community, she said, would make a major statement in the coming presidential repeat election ordered by the Supreme Court on Friday.


She said the community would vote to the last man for Opposition leaders Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka.

The governor said President Kenyatta’s angry reaction to the judgment that annulled his win, including threats to the Supreme Court judges and steadfast defence of the discredited Independent Elections and Boundaries Commission, confirmed that the elections were bungled.

“The Kamba vote belongs to National Super Alliance, we voted for Raila Odinga and without apologies we’ll cast our lot with him again,” Governor Ngilu said in Kitui town on Sunday when he hosted Wiper MPs and members of county assembly to lay ground for Mr Odinga’s campaign.


Mrs Ngilu asked Jubilee leaders to stop insulting Nasa leaders and the Judiciary, saying Kenyan voters were fed up with what she termed “their dictatorial tendencies” and their disregard for the 2010 Constitution which guarantees basic freedoms.

“What we have seen from Jubilee leaders after the ruling is unacceptable, ” she said.

“Uhuru must stop insulting and threatening leaders and respect Kenyans’ demands for free and fair elections.”


Ms Ngilu urged Mr Odinga and Mr Musyoka to concentrate their campaigns on swing-vote counties and leave Ukambani for her and other county leaders to mop up every vote.

“This ruling is a golden chance to send home this corrupt and insensitive Jubilee regime, ” she said.

“We must now close political ranks in pursuit of the bigger agenda to liberate the country.”


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