Now Raila leads Cord in Kajiado Central vote hunt as IEBC clears Memusi
Cord leaders led a tour of Kajiado Central on Monday after member Elijah Memusi was cleared to vie for the by-election by the IEBC.
The tour was led by coalition chief Raila Odinga, co-principals Moses Wetangula and Kalonzo Musyoka and other party members.
They escorted Memusi to Maasai Technical Training Insitutue where he presented his papers ahead of the by-election on March 16.
“Memusi Kanchori was successfully cleared to participate in the upcoming poll. We look forward to yet another victory next month,” said Raila.
“We are not here for a show of might, we are here to sell our policies and request you to elect Memusi to Parliament.”
Cord and Jubilee Alliance Party supporters came face to face during the tour.
“They only thrive in stealing and grabbing any bare land on sight. We must tell them ‘no’ by electing Memusi” Wetang’ula said.
ODM secretary general Ababu Namwamba told voters that they must replace former Kajiado Central MP Joseph Nkaissery, who was elected on an ODM ticket, with Memusi.
Kanchori was elected by Cord members to contest for the position under the ODM ticket.
Party Communications director Philip Etale accused JAP supporters, led by Majority leader Aden Duale, of blocking the road at Ilbisil during the tour.
“JAP led by Duale shocked as wananchi run away from their rally at Ilbisil for CORD rally,” Etale said via Twitter.
President Uhuru Kenyatta presented nomination certificates to JAP aspirant Patrick ole Tutui on Friday.
Uhuru said the party held democratic nominations, the people picking Tutui as its flag bearer.
“Those who lost in the nominations should work with the victor,” he said at JAP headquarters in Lavington.
Nkaissery endorsed Tutui as his successor during the session.
Tutui described the JAP nomination as “the most rigorous process he has ever gone through”.