President Uhuru Kenyatta stormed rural backyard with thunderous campaigns for Azimio – One Kenya presidential candidate Raila Odinga.
The head of state engaged locals after presiding over the issuance of 14,000 title deeds to area residents at Kamangu Primary School, Kikuyu constituency, Kiambu county.
He rallied for Raila’s candidature in what termed as elevating his legacy. Uhuru also discredited his deputy William Ruto for allegedly mastering in swing insults at his Jubilee government for at least three years of the second term.
“They have been insulting me for the last three years and I haven’t taken any action against anyone, neither did I respond to their accusations because I was busy working for the people” Uhuru said.
“I am not a mad person to endorse Raila when back in my mind that we an agreement with my deputy to back him this year’s election. I know who is capable right to drive our country’s economy forward. Vote this Mzee (Raila). He means well for this country” added Uhuru.
Mr Kenyatta was received like a king as thousands of area locals flocked the roads with ululations and jubilations rocking the air.
The Head of State, who is on a working tour of Kiambu County, is also scheduled to commission Karimenu II Dam in Gatundu North Constituency.
The Shs 24 billion Karimenu II Dam sits on a 600-acre piece of land, and will supply 70 million litres of fresh water daily to over 850,000 households in Ruiru, Juja, Gatundu and parts of Nairobi
Uhuru and Raila camp in Kiambu
The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga is however in Makongeni, Thika, Kiambu county on the final touches of tapping votes into his basket.
Deputy President William Ruto, who is Raila’s main challenger for state house bid, has gone back to his rural turf, in a perceived move to counter Raila’s yesterday rally in the region.
Other candidates battling for presidency include: The Roots Party boss George Luchiri Wajackoyah and Agano Party’s David Waihiga Mwaure.