Christine Atieno Otieno (center in red ) celebrates with Jubilee party members after being elected the chairperson for Kisumu County during the interim officials elections in Kisumu on December 16 2016. [Photo by COLLINS ODUOR]
Jubilee Party candidates in Kisumu County have appealed for financial support from President Uhuru Kenyatta to help them continue their campaigns ahead of the August elections.
They said campaigning in an Opposition stronghold required resources and complained that they had been abandoned by the party despite their efforts to win votes for Uhuru.
Atieno Otieno, the party’s governor candidate in the county, said direct support from the party’s top organ would give them more political mileage in a predominantly Opposition region.
The candidates also warned against people masquerading as Jubilee members in the region to get money from the party headquarters.
“We are the genuine aspirants from Nyanza, our posters are out there and we are working to ensure that the President is re-elected come August 8,” said Ms Otieno.
She said party candidates had invited the President to tour Nyanza and dismissed claims that there were no Jubilee supporters in the region.
“We want to inform him that he has supporters in Nyanza,” said Otieno, who is campaigning to unseat Governor Jack Ranguma. [Adwet Victoria]