Kilifi women pledge support for Uhuru’s re-election

The Kilifi women display a cake as a gift for the president's birthday . They declared support for President Kenyatta. PHOTO: DAVID NGUMBAO.

Kilifi, KENYA: A section of Women in Kilifi County have declared to support President Uhuru Kenyatta in the forthcoming repeat poll.

In a rally by Jubilee only leader from Kilifi County Christine Zawadi, who is a nominated senator, the women said they will support President Kenyatta based on his development track record in the County.

They said the move to nominate the senator from Kilifi is another factor easing their decision to support the president.

Making the declaration at the Karisa Maitha sports ground on Wednesday, the women gave thanks to President Kenyatta for implementing the construction of Mavueni-Kaloleni highway to its completion after many years of stalemate.

The declaration was read out by Lucy Kenga, one of the women leaders in the county.

“We, women from Kilifi County, hereby declare to support President Uhuru Kenyatta in the 26 October repeat presidential poll, this 18th day of October 2017,” section of the declaration read.

“We have seen the national government do many development projects implemented in this County ranging from Infrastructure such as roads, water, Education among other projects. We hereby promise to turn out in large numbers come the election day to give thanks to the president for all this,” Lucy read.

However, Nominated Senator, Christine Zawadi thanked the president for her nomination terming it as a gift.
She vowed to deliver to the people of Kilifi regardless of party affiliations.

“I say thank you to President Uhuru Kenyatta for this gift of nominating me to the senate. I know he had a reason for that which is to ensure the people of Kilifi County get development,” Zawadi said.

“I hereby vow to deliver for all of you,” she added.

They later cut a cake in anticipation of president’s birthday which will take place on 26th October, which is also the scheduled Election Date.

This comes as uncertainty is still a concern over the repeat poll which is at least seven days away.