Independent candidates allied to President Uhuru have been dealt a major blow after President Uhuru Kenyatta called for ‘six piece’ voting system in the August 8 elections.
The Jubilee party leader called on the party’s supporters to embrace the voting of all-jubilee party candidates in the six elective seats in the upcoming elections, defying calls by some independent candidates who endorsed his reelection, and asked him not to endorse candidates from his party at the grassroots.
The Independents, most of them who decamped from President Jubilee Party after the nominations, were asking the head of state not to endorse Jubilee Party candidates in various seats, and only drum support for his bid, letting the electorate to decide for themselves.
Uhuru however seemed to give a deaf ear to their calls after he asked his supporters to elect only Jubilee party candidates in the upcoming elections, to help him drive the administration’s agenda.
"Together with them, the Deputy President and I will go on implementing projects that will continue lifting your lives." He said in Nandi on Monday.
Uhuru wooed Nandi residents to stand behind him as he seeks second term in office, spelling his achievements to the County that overwhelmingly voted for him in the 2013 general elections.
He said that his administration had connected over 55,000 households to the main electricity grid, and also pledged to reduce the prices of fertilizer from Sh 6000 to Sh 1,200 by December.
"The government has increased funds for subsidy and by December, the cost of the essential farm input will further reduce to Sh1, 200," he said.
"Our track record is out there for everybody to see. When our opponents say we have not delivered, ask them to point out what they did for Kenyans for all those years they held leadership positions," Uhuru said.