Vote for me and ashame Jubilee, Kajwang’ tells Homa Bay electorate
27 January 2015, 10:48
Homa Bay - The forthcoming Homa Bay senatorial by-election is a contest between Jubilee and CORD political rivals, ODM party nominee for the race, Moses Kajwang’ has claimed.
Kajwang’ said since 1992 when multiparty democracy evolved in the country, there has been two major political forces - the government and opposition.
“We don’t fear when we tell the electorate of Homa Bay that this by-election is about Jubilee and Cord political forces. Cord and its affiliate parties agreed to support an ODM candidate; other parties in this Senate race belong to the Jubilee coalition,” Kajwang’ claimed.
The ODM candidate said they are not moved by Nairobi Governor, Evans Kidero’s decision to support Maendeleo Democratic Party candidate, Philip Okundi, saying it added no value to Okundi's supporters and the party.
He said Homa Bay residents are questioning why a Governor who was elected on ODM ticket would defy the party rules and support a candidate from a rival political party.
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“ODM is not shaken by Governor Kidero’s decision to back Okundi. It hasn’t added any value to Okundi’s bid because the Homa Bay electorate is intelligent enough to discern the manifestoes of Maendeleo Democratic Party and ODM,” he said.
Kajwang appealed to the voters to elect him since the seat belonged to an ODM Senator before the death of his brother, Otieno, saying that Homa Bay electorate had given the party mandate to serve for five years.
He said his election will ensure ODM and Cord accomplishes the development blueprint for Homa Bay County.
He added that his win will also strengthen the party at the grassroots and that he will champion the fight for increase of funds to the Counties through the Okoa Kenya initiative.
“The seat belonged to ODM party before the death of my brother Otieno triggered the by-election. I appeal to voters to elect me for us to complete the work he had started,” he said.
Kajwang' made the remarks when he took his campaigns to Sindo in Suba constituency.
He said they had embarked on a door-to-door campaign to ensure they meet the voters face-to-face and sell them their policies, saying one-on-one campaigns makes him to get in touch with the people.
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