A Kisumu County man who vowed to sell his land to raise funds to campaign for President Uhuru Kenyatta’s reelection bid has made true his pledge and held his first campaign rally in his area.
Michael Omondi, an ex-convict who ‘endorsed’ President Uhuru reelection bid after attributing his freedom to the intervention of the head of state, on Wednesday kick started his self-financed rallies in Kisumu to drum up support for Uhuru.
The rally started with less than 100 youths would later attract more than 200 people, eager to listen to what he had to say.
Omondi coined his speech carefully, dwelling on the latest announcement by President Kenyatta that East African Breweries Limited (EABL) would set up a Sh15 billion brewing plant in Kisumu, where more than100, 000 people would be employed.
“The new Constitution has opened up the country’s democratic space and I want to tell you that time has come when we must only choose leaders who mean well for us. The Jubilee government has done a commendable job in developing the country and their promises now contain good things for this region,” he told the crowd.
“As I talk to you right now, the President moments ago just announced that the EABL brewery next to Kicomi (Kisumu Cotton Mills) is going to be revived and will employ 110,000. Is this not the development we want?” he asked the crowd.
Omondi vowed to ensure that the President tours Kisumu to tell the people the plans he has for them.