Jubilee launches grassroots campaigns in Mombasa after Supreme Court ruling
Jubilee and affiliated leaders in Mombasa and Kilifi counties have already launched grassroots campaigns in readiness for the repeat of the presidential election. They are now targeting to garner 50 per cent of the vote in the two counties. Mombasa has 580,223 registered voters while Kilifi has 508,068. In the nullified election, President Uhuru Kenyatta got 99,190 votes in Mombasa, which was an improvement on about 66,000 in 2013. He got 49,693 votes in Kilifi in the August 8 polls compared to the less than 25,000 votes in 2013. In Kilifi, Jubilee affiliated leaders have asked for a change of security personnel, saying the current ones have been compromised by NASA. They want their security assured, citing the Malindi by-election when, they claim, they were harassed by ODM leaders and supporters. The Mombasa grassroots campaign will be led by Abdulsalaam Kassim, while former Senator Emma Mbura will lead the campaigns in Kilifi.