“When I come to you, I’m just seeking my vote in my bid for the presidency. All the aspirants should participate in a free and fair nomination,” said Uhuru.
He continued: “When the time for campaigns come, I will be asking for your vote as Uhuru Kenyatta. The rest will come to you in their individual capacity.”
Uhuru said he was aware some parliamentary, senators and governorship aspirants were claiming that he favoured them in the race.
“No one should come to you (voters) claiming that I’m supporting them. All those interested in the seat should seek votes and participate in the nominations,” said the DPM.
During Uhuru’s tour of Meru, the political aspirants tried to outdo each other by trying to associate themselves with the DPM.
The rallies were akin to campaign meetings with nearly all aspirants distributing materials emblazoned with their pictures and that of Uhuru.
In Chuka Town, Nithi constituency Uhuru was forced to intervene after a section of the crowd booed local MP Kareke Mbiuki, who is among his key allies.
While Kareke was forced to cut short his speech, the other aspirants were given a rousing welcome.
In Central Kenya, there appears to be a scramble for Uhuru’s party tickets as politicians prepare for the General E lection.
In Nyeri County, Kieni MP Nemesyus Warugongo accused some of his challengers of seeking to hijack the affairs of the party even before a county office is launched in the area.
“I have been told some people in Kieni want to announce the opening of the TNA office this (last) weekend. They have not been given a go-ahead as officials are busy organising the county office, which will give proper directions. Let them not spoil our party,” said Warugongo.