Deputy President William Ruto on Saturday took Mass voter registration campaign to Kenya African National Union (KANU) backyard to appeal to more than 120,000 persons to register as voters in the ongoing nationwide mass voter registration exercise. The nationwide campaign is a strategy by Jubilee to ensure that they have numbers in their strongholds months
Deputy President William Ruto on Saturday took Mass voter registration campaign to Kenya African National Union (KANU) backyard to appeal to more than 120,000 persons to register as voters in the ongoing nationwide mass voter registration exercise.
The nationwide campaign is a strategy by Jubilee to ensure that they have numbers in their strongholds months to the general election to enable them retain power in the August vote.
Ruto who was accompanied by Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter, Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen and Kericho Senator Aaron Cheruiyot toured Churo in Tiaty to launch last smile projects and opened a substation in Kipsaraman in Baringo North.
The DP also made several stopovers in Kabartonjo ,Ossen ,Pemwai and Kabarnet towns to address the locals who had turned up to catch a glimpse of him.
However in Kabartonjo, Baringo County Women Rep Grace Kiptui and Baringo North Member of Parliament William Cheptumo were heckled by supporters who nearly disrupted the rally demanding the two not address the gathering.
Ruto assumed the heckling going on to appeal to the residents to register as voters directing all Chiefs to ensure those without Identity cards get them before the exercise ends mid next month.
“You (Baringo) owe us 120,000 eligible voters who have not registered as voters. It is our appeal to them that they come out of their zones to enrol themselves as voters before the exercise ends,” said Ruto.
Ruto further drummed up support for Jubilee candidates stressing on the Senatorial seat where Betting Boss Simion Chelugui is touted to beat KANU’s Gideon Moi on a Jubilee ticket
“We want you to ensure that Jubilee party candidates win in all the seats,” amid cold response on Senatorial position.
Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen while appealing to the locals to vote for Jubilee told off opposition claims that Jubilee clichéd to power after being voted by ghost voters.
“This time round we know how to win and the only secret is by ensuring we register voters as many as possible. We want to tell opposition that we will have people to vote for us not ghost voters,” said Murkomen.
Also present were Baringo County Governor Benjamin Cheboi, Baringo Central Member of Parliament Sammy Mwaita among other leaders.