Ju­bilee launches grass­roots cam­paigns in Mom­basa af­ter Supreme Court rul­ing

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics | General -

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.

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