The Star (Nairobi)

28 February 2013

Kenya: Jubilee Takes Its Pitch to Mt Kenya

Jubilee presidential candidate Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday urged residents of Meru, Tharaka Nithi and Embu to turn up in large numbers on Monday.

Uhuru said if he secures a win in the first round of voting the country will save on Sh6 billion set aside for the run-off. He was conducting his second day of campaigns in Meru town main bus terminus, Kithongo, Nkubu town and Chogoria.

"I call upon all of you to leave your work and businesses on the voting day because they can wait till after you vote and determine the leadership of this country for the next five years. Come out and vote in large numbers so that our opponents will pack and go early in the day," said Uhuru.

He promised to channel the Sh6 billion to the youth fund if Jubilee wins in the first round. Uhuru also campaigned for TNA candidates in Meru saying it will be easier to run the government with like-minded people if leaders allied to the Jubilee government are elected.

He drummed up support for Energy minister Kiraitu Murungi who is vying on the APK ticket as TNA has no senator candidate in Meru.

In the first day of the campaigns, Uhuru was endorsed by the Njuri Ncheke Council of Elders when he visited their shrine at Nchiru in Tigania West.

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