Uhuru's refusal to go to Kericho might cost Jubilee
05 March 2016, 17:57
Nairobi - The failure by President Uhuru Kenyatta to attend rallies and campaigns in Kericho ahead of the Monday by elections might cost the ruling coalition victory.
The President has been absent from campaigns in the region as the Jubilee Party seeks to retain its Kericho Senatorial seat.
Deputy President William Ruto has been the one leading the campaign.
A Jubilee strategist in the region told News24 that residents have wondered why the President has not come to visit them and that they take it as a sign he does not care about the region.
" There has been questions as to why the President has not come to campaign given, Jubilee's recent record here. It has been a glaring omission," the strategist who wished not to be named told News24.
The Coalition has not given an official reason why the President has given the campaigns a wide berth even though he has been on the road fairly much in recent weeks.
The President has been to Israel, Burundi, Tanzania in the last two weeks.
That though, does not cut it for many of the people.
" The President can and should make time. It is such a pivotal election for Jubilee. If they lose to KANU it will be meltdown in the Rift Valley, Political analyst Michael Njenga believes.
In the key match-up, Jubilee's Aaron Cheruiyot takes on KANU's Paul Sang to replace Charles Keter who was nominated to the cabinet as Energy CS.
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