NAIROBI, Kenya, June 4 (Reuters) – The Kenya-Kwanza coalition exuded confidence in the August 9 election today after claiming victory after the Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission (IEBC) nominated Deputy President William Ruto for the candidacy had released to the presidency.
During the Kamukunji rally in Nairobi, DP Ruto’s running mate Rigathi Gachagua said that the Kenya Kwanza Alliance will prioritize the well-being of Kenyans, including improving the country’s economy and living standards.
He added that they have held a series of public participations across the country to listen to Kenyans and engage them in the issues affecting them.
“We have crossed the country to hear the views of the Kenyans and try to reach an agreement with the Kenyans so that the William Ruto-led Kenyan Kwanza government implements their wishes,” he said
For his part, ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi called on Kenyans to turn out in large numbers for the August 9 elections and elect Ruto to lead the country.
He urged them to vote Kenya Kwanza for the sake of the country’s future and said the Azimio coalition doesn’t care about them.
“We want to form the next government because these people (opponents) destroyed our economy,” Mudavadi said.
Mudavadi’s views were also shared by Garissa Municipality MP Aden Duale and National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi.
The governor of Machakos, Alfred Mutua, was also confident that Dr. Ruto will be Kenya’s next president who will bring “new hope and prosperity” to Kenyans.
“We have a solid team that will bring Kenya forward. Make sure you vote for Kenya Kwanza,” stressed Mr Wetang’ula.
Kanda MP Alice Wahome assured the youth, women and people with disabilities that their future lay in Kenya Kwanza.
Governor Amason Kingi of Kilifi urged Kenyans to vote for Kenya Kwanza for his agenda of empowering ordinary people.