President Uhuru Kenyatta is set to unveil a multi-pronged campaign strategy as he plans to defeat his challenger, NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga.
Sources close to the Jubilee party have disclosed that a well-oiled political campaign machinery including helicopters, the showcasing of successful development projects, and the bringing on board of friendly parties and key point men to penetrate opposition zones will be spelled out in the strategy.
The strategy was well manifested on Saturday when five parties endorsed President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election bid.
Further the president met politicians drawn from key opposition strongholds in an attempt to deprive the Opposition vote basket. He confirmed this in his Twitter and Facebook page. “With Jubilee aspirants from 14 counties, we met to map out election plans,” Kenyatta stated on his Twitter account after the meeting.
“Met Jubilee aspirants from 14 counties, including Governors & MPs who defected from opposition parties to map out campaign strategy,” he said.
Bungoma Governor Kenneth Lusaka, led a host of Western Kenya team comprising MPs Emmanuel Wangwe (Navakholo), Bernard Shinali (Ikolomani), Benjamin Washiali (Mumias East), Dan Wanyama (Webuye West) and John Waluke (Sirisia), who promised to roll up the sleeves and fiercely campaign for Jubilee in western region.
“We have formed a strategic team to work on ways of winning over Western Kenya for Jubilee. We have established caucuses bringing on board the youth and women representatives in every sub-county who will coordinate our campaigns. We want to use town hall meetings as well as public rallies to popularize Jubilee,” Lusaka told the Nation.
“We will hit them (Nasa) both in the air and on the ground now that Western has been given non-existent positions in Nasa. We have at our disposal two choppers and hundreds of vehicles to cover the length and breadth of Western,” he said.