The growing Jubilee resistance in sections of Meru County as leaders from the region admitted to citing non-fulfillment of some promises made by the ruling side before the 2013 elections evidently gives the opposition a chance to grab a few votes from the seeming Jubilee stronghold.
The substantial support the NASA flag-bearer Raila Odinga is said to be gaining in the area has made a former Mau Mau fighter want to sell his property to campaign for President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The 78-year-old man is reported by local dailies to have told his family that he will sell three sheep and his only bull to raise funds for the campaign and if that turns out to be inadequate, he will move to sell his prime piece of land in Meru town.
The family members have opposed the move as they do not get the inspiration behind the man’s decision.
The family man and grandfather claims that he used to meet the founding the father of the country, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta and it has endeared him to his son thus would not want to see him miss a second term as president.
The politics in the region have revolved around Maumau fighters and their families in recent days and were a central talking point during this year’s Madaraka Day celebrations in Nyeri.
President Kenyatta, in his address issued a three-week ultimatum to the lands ministry to issued title deeds to people living in Mau Mau villages, most of whom are relatives of the old-day liberation fighters.
The areas were used as concentration areas as the colonial authorities moved people from all over the country so as to occupy and utilise their land.
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