Last push: How Uhuru drummed up support for Raila in Nyeri
President Uhuru Kenyatta drummed up support for Azimio la Umoja - One Kenya coalition candidate Raila Odinga and his running mate Martha Karua in Nyeri County ahead of Tuesday's general elections, saying the duo can continue with his legacy.
Addressing the residents of Othaya and Chaka in Nyeri county after launching the Mwai Kibaki Level Six hospital and Chaka Market, Uhuru called upon the residents to elect leaders who follow justice and shun electing people who have a history of theft cases.
"I took up a country that was peaceful from president Kibaki. I also want to leave a peaceful country, and I'm urging you to elect leaders who pursue justice and not thieves," Uhuru said.
He said those hurling insults on him now were utterly silent when there was violence in the country.
"Those hurling insults at me now were nowhere to be heard or seen when there was violence. Where were they then, yet now they can be heard at the top of their voices? " He posed.
He said that Raila is the best person to take over power after him as he is a sober leader and his running mate is a powerful leader who follows justice.
He also urged the residents to elect leaders supporting Odinga as it will make it easier to work for them if he has enough support in parliament.
"I'm urging you to give Raila leaders who will work together with him and shun leaders who oppose him, thus making it difficult for him. Raila is the real deal so let us support him," he said.
He noted that many development projects have been started and many others have been planned and can only be implemented by Raila.
"Raila is the sure deal for the presidency, those others have been hurling insults at me all the time, but I never insult them. I choose to remain silent as God will deal with them," he said.