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Uhuru shies away from endorsing gubernatorial candidate in Wajir visit

By NJ Correspondent:

President Uhuru Kenyatta has failed short of endorsing a gubernatorial candidate for Wajir in his second visit to the North Eastern town earlier today.

Accompanied by his Deputy William Ruto, the President addressed Wajir residents at the Orahey grounds before addressing local leaders and officials at the County commissioner’s office.

Local leaders who recently defected from the opposition party ODM were at hand to receive the President whose visit came barely a week after CORD leader Raila Odinga visited the County.

And unlike his preceding visit to Narok County where he launched multi-million projects, the President had no tangible projects to launch in the County which got a new lease of life after the advent of devolution.

Neither Amb. Mohamed Abdi Mohamud nor Ahmed Muhumed of Jubilee and one of its allied parties respectively were endorsed by the President who chose to play safe telling Wajir residents that “We will not dictate whom you should vote locally but we want you all in Jubilee”.

The President said his party would however work with whoever was elected by the people of Wajir in the coming elections.

A section of the crowd at one time chanted pro opposition slogans giving both local leaders and their visiting counterparts some frightening moments.

Reading the moods, the rally was wound up hurriedly and most leaders spoke for less than a minute.

President Uhuru officially opens his Jubilee party’s Wajir office.


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