Nakuru Candidates Confident Azimio will Triumph in August 9 Polls
By Shadrack Nyakoe
Jubilee candidates eying various seats in the August elections have exuded confidence that Azimio La Umoja-One Kenya Alliance presidential candidate Raila Odinga will win the August polls.
Led by Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui and Bahati parliamentary candidate Irene Njoki, the candidates have promised to marshall enough support for the Coalition.
They spoke when they met Mr. Odinga in a strategy meeting that brought together candidates from all the coalition’s affiliate parties.
Governor Lee Kinyanjui said that they will hold more consultative meetings as well as hit the ground running with serious pro-Raila campaigns.
“We are confident that we are going to deliver and we should not lose sight of our main goal which is to win the presidency,” Kinyanjui said.
Irene Njoki who is a leading contender for the Bahati Parliamentary seat said that there is a growing sense of belief among voters that Raila will win.
“We are getting better and the confidence is there for us to win,” she said.
Irene called on women voters in the country to rally behind Raila Odinga.
Nakuru West MP Samuel Arama told Mr. Odinga not to be intimidated by assertions that the Mt Kenya region will not vote for him.
“I am a Kisii and l get elected here so be sure that you’re going to get votes that you have never received before,” Arama said.
The Nakuru team is targeting to win at least 60% of the seats in the county.
On his part, Mr.Odinga said that the coalition is going to be open to fresh ideas, noting that his secretariat will help candidates when the need arises.