Watch your words while in Eldoret, Governor Mandago tells Nasa leaders

Uasin Gishu County Governor Jackson Mandago has welcomed Nasa leaders who are set to hold a rally at In Eldoret on Saturday but warned them not to insult leaders from the region.

He said the locals would not entertain any insults directed at them or their leaders who support the Jubilee Party.

During an interview with the press, Mr Mandago said Nasa leaders had nothing new to offer them.

“Now that they are coming to this county they should tell us what plans they have for the farmers and plans in terms of infrastructure development. Residents want tangible solutions,” said the governor.


Mr Mandago said Jubilee Party was strong in the region and the planned rally would not shake it an inch.

“They are free to come and look for votes but they will not get any vote in this county. The voter registration ended and we know this game is over, the numbers are out there and records speak for themselves,” he added.

He further said they are firm in Jubilee party adding that the ruling government’s agenda was the best for his county.

“We will not go to where we will be engaged in guesswork as they don’t even have a presidential candidate. We have also heard they want to create a chief minister office which shows they are just power-seeking leaders,” he added.


During Nasa’ launch in Nairobi on Wednesday it was revealed that Eldoret would be the alliance’s next stop.

Party leaders Odinga (ODM), Musalia Mudavadi (ANC), Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper) and Moses Wetang’ula are expected to attend the rally.

Earlier this month, Nasa held a rally in Bomet – a presumed political home turf of Deputy President William Ruto.

Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto, Emurua Dikir MP Johana Ngeno both linked to the Chama Cha Mashinani attended the rally in Bomet alongside Kanu’s secretary General Nick Salat. 

It is unclear if the leaders will turn up for the Saturday rally.

Both parties are yet to officially declare whether they will back Jubilee, Nasa or go alone in the August polls. 

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