Karatina and Mathira residents in Nyeri county have rejected President Uhuru Kenyatta’s six piece voting plan to secure the most votes for Jubilee Party.
The President addressed a mammoth crowd in Karatina town where he urged voters to elect the party’s senator, governor, women representative, MP and MCA candidates.
The people waved signs reading ‘no’ and also showed their position using hand signs.
Jubilee’s Mathira MP nominee Rigathi Gachagua, who attended the rally there, is facing stiff opposition from independent candidates Wambura Wamaranga and incumbent Peter Weru.
Uhuru said: “It seems there is a something else here but we shall work with whoever you give the vote.”
Nyeri residents have been known to vote for individuals and not the parties affiliated with their candidates.
The people were heard saying:
“President amekaribishwa but tunaomba aongee tu juu ya campaign yake, si grassroots campaigns.Asiongee juu ya ma MPs, senators… hao ni sisi tutawachagua.”
The ‘six piece’ plan was however welcomed in Chaka and Mweiga in Kieni constituency. They urged the people to turn up in large numbers and vote for Jubilee’s re-election.
Uhuru said NASA flag bearer Raila Odinga is aiming for a coalition government, but noted this can be prevented with a voter turnout of 100 per cent.