Jubilee politicians were booed during a rally in Athi River town on Monday by Machakos residents.
Stones were hurled at Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria, Nominated legislator Isaac Mwaura, former Kibwezi MP Kalembe Ndile and former Cabinet minister Amos Kimunya.
“There is no Gor Mahia match here. IEBC gave me permission to come and campaign here today. Let us respect one another,” Ndile said.
“The person who sent you to throw stones at us will be position five and I will get to Parliament as Mavoko MP on August 8.”
The crowd kept shouting and chanting Wiper and NASA slogans whenever the leaders mentioned ‘Jubilee’.
“Mwenye anataka kunipiga na mawe aje hapa anipige. Nimerushiwa mawe na kutukanwa lakini sijali. Mtapiga makelele mpaka zile pesa mmelipwa ziishe (Whoever wants to hit me with a stone should come closer and do it. Stones have been thrown at me before…I don’t care. You will only make noise until you finish using the money you were given),” said Kimunya.
But Mwaura said the residents had the constitutional right to support the Opposition’s NASA coalition.
“I was also there but left for Jubilee Party because of riddles. This is democracy,” he said and campaigned for Ndile
Kuria scolded the residents for responding to his greetings by shouting NASA.
“Ati ninasema ‘museo’ na mnajibu NASA. Shindwe wewe…kwenda wewe…Ile pesa mnalipwa ni kidogo kwa hiyo kazi. Wewe unalala njaa…unalipwa shilling kumi na tano upige kelele na bado utalala njaa. Kwenda wewe,” he said.
The jubilee politicians were faced with the kind of hostility in Kitui county while drumming up support for the President.