Uhuru starts 30 counties tour after skipping presidential debate
President Uhuru Kenyatta will start a 12-day tour of all regions in Kenya on Tuesday hours after skipping the Presidential Debate.
His spokesman Manoah Esipisu said the tour to 30 counties will help Uhuru meet ‘all Kenyans from all walks of life.’ Uhuru is expected to hold his last campaign events in Nairobi on August 6, 48 hours before the August 8 elections, Esipisu said in a statement.
Deputy President William Ruto will also be making 200 campaign stops in different parts of the country to support Uhuru’s efforts.
The tour seems to be aimed at cooling Jubilee supporters’ anger after he skipped the debate giving Nasa leader Raila Odinga an edge.
“The President is going directly to the people to demonstrate what the August election is about – himself as someone who is fighting to deliver benefits, success, and prosperity to the people versus an opposition challenger who is only after power for himself,” Esipisu said.
Esipisu further defended Uhuru’s absence at the much-hyped debate saying he has given 14 interviews to radio stations.
“The President, who has also already given interviews to 14 radio stations, is due to speak to at least 40 more, directly reaching Kenyans on his Action Plan for Kenya’s future. He will also engage with Kenya’s youth through platforms they are familiar with.”
Uhuru’s will take him to Nyeri, Murang’a, Marsabit, Samburu, Bungoma, Kakamega, Elgeyo Marakwet, Baringo, Embu, Kirinyaga, Kiambu, Kajiado, Nakuru, Nyandarua, Laikipia, Nairobi, Bomet, Kericho, Meru, Tharaka Nithi, Kitui, Kilifi, Mombasa, Kisii, Nyamira, Nandi, Garissa, Migori and Uasin Gishu.