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Jubilee Party's scare ahead of President Uhuru and DP's tour of Kisii and Nyamira Counties

By Joseph Sosi | June 6th 2017

A section of Kisii County residents believed to be supporters of the opposition on Monday burned posters and banners belonging to Jubilee Party candidates in the county.

They are reported to have been protestors who were not ready to have President Kenyatta campaign in the area terming it as a NASA zones.

Pundits and politicians have termed Kisii and Nyamira Counties as swing vote regions and the President together with his Deputy are set to be on a vote hunt in the area starting today, Tuesday.

The youth who singled out and destroyed Jubilee campaign materials barricaded roads causing a traffic snarl-up in Kisii town and are seemingly preparing to give the president a hostile reception.

Kisii Senator Chris Obure who is the Jubilee candidate for the gubernatorial race and the former CIC chairman Charles Nyachae eying Obure’s seat play a key role in spinning the party’s agenda in the area.

Others include MPs Stephen Manoti who is seeking to retain his Bobasi parliamentary seat on a Jubilee party ticket and are lining up candidates for county assembly seats.

In previous tour in the area, youth burned Jubilee T-shirts shortly after the president’s departure.

Kisii County Deputy governor Joash Maangi recently made a u-tern from the ruling camp and rejoined ODM claiming that he together with the governor had a plan to have him 'in Jubilee' and apologised to his supporter for not having been aware of the plan.

The area has the largest number of aspirants for various political seats and both Jubilee and ODM face fall outs following claims of irregularities and favoritism in their party primaries and the party leaders have been keen to stem out in-house opposition as the August poll nears.

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