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Uhuru and Raila to visit unreached areas in hunt for votes

By Rawlings Otieno | Published Sun, July 16th 2017 at 19:18, Updated July 16th 2017 at 19:21 GMT +3

With only 20 days remaining to the elections, both the Jubilee Party and the National Super Alliance are racing against time to hunt for votes in areas that they have not yet visited.

NASA has twice postponed its visit to President Uhuru Kenyatta's political turf of Nyeri and Kirinyaga counties.

And Uhuru's team has yet to campaign in Opposition chief Raila Odinga's strongholds of Siaya and Migori counties, and Wajir.

Monday, the Jubilee brigade will camp in Kilifi and Mombasa counties on their vote hunting mission while the opposition caravan will be in Homa Bay County.

Jubilee Party Secretary General Raphael Tuju said the campaign is informed by strategy.

"I can assure you the President will visit all parts of this country in the remaining days. Our campaign is about strategy. We don't just campaign for the sake of it," said Mr Tuju.

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The Opposition has yet to campaign in the bandit-prone Laikipia and Samburu counties.

Yesterday, the NASA chief executive, Norman Magaya, said Nyeri, Kirinyaga, and Embu would be the next frontier.

Magaya said the NASA coalition would pitch its tent in Kakamega, Kisii, and Turkana in the last days of the campaign.

Salim Lone, the NASA presidential candidate's adviser, said the Opposition uses scientific research to identify areas to visit that will have maximum results. [Rawlings Otieno]