Jubilee Misfortune In Nairobi Spreads To Nakuru And The North Rift

Jubilee rally branded in total TNA colours

By: Moses Kandie

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Jubilee alliance internal wrangles seemed to deepen ahead of the tomorrow’s general election. The final submission rally that was meant to give the party momentum to the finish line ended in controversy when Uhuru Kenyatta acknowledged only those candidates running on his TNA ticket while ignoring those contesting on URP for various seats in Nairobi.

“This is yet another mistake by Uhuru. How could he only introduce TNA candidates all of whom who happen to come from his tribe and ignore the URP nominees? What kind of coalition is this?” wondered a leading URP stalwart in Nairobi who requested anonymity.

Of interest is the Langata parliamentary seat that was said to have been zoned off for a URP candidate in the TNA/URP negotiations. After the rally, URP candidates for various Nairobi seats met at Laico Regency’s summit restaurant and as the number increased, the venue was changed to Rangers Walk.

Some of the candidates expressed disappointment at Uhuru’s move and vowed to mobilize their supporters to vote for CORD’s Raila Odinga.

The controversy is set to deepen as Jimnah Mbaru is expected to switch his support to CORD’s Raila Odinga after he was publicly humiliated by Uhuru at yesterday’s rally. Uhuru labeled Mbaru a spoiler, calling on him to step down for Clifford Waititu.

Ealier, Nakuru URP candidates had pleaded their concerns regarding a dishonored MoU for the zoning of electoral areas as per party strengths. TNA is accused of fielding candidates in areas reserved for URP, a move that will CORD candidates an advantage as Jubilee votes will be split.

‘I wonder who advises Uhuru. You don’t introduce a one-tribe list of candidates for all the constituencies in cosmopolitan city like Nairobi and Nakuru. That is naivety and display of arrogance”, Nicholas Ngeno, a Jubilee stalwart in Nairobi noted.

“What will other Kenyans think when you have Kikuyu candidates in areas where other tribes are dominant, yet we have candidates in URP, Ford People, Mbus, GNU and other affiliate parties?” Ngeno added.

The last three weeks have seen a downward spiral of Jubilee fortunes. Jubilee’s image as a national party has suffered massive damage due tactical mistakes by Uhuru’s handlers.  It started when Uhuru’s first cousin Hon Beth Mugo gave an empty promise of land to the landless in Taita Taveta, a move that backfired as squatters turned against Uhuru calling him a perpetual liar. This was not the first time he had given and failed to fulfill such a promise.

Matters got worse when locals boycotted Jubilee rallies in Kwale County, followed by a walkout in Kisii where retired politician Simeon Nyachae publicly endorsed Uhuru’s bid.

Uhuru’s family is said to have prevailed on Grace Nyachae who comes from Mathira to implore Mzee Nyachae to endorse Uhuru. Despite massive mobilization, the rally at Gusii stadium was poorly attended.

The serial drop of fortunes continued when Ruto was booed in Kuresoi, Baringo and Rongai after he asked locals to vote for his URP nominees in the area. The locals insisted they will vote for individual candidates and not party affiliation a sign that CORD had finally broke the glass sealing.

Uhuru’s reckless remarks during the presidential debate on land, the now famous “willing buyer, willing seller” worsened an already desperate situation on the ground, causing Kalenjin and Maasai elders to call off their support for the Jubilee candidate.

Back to Uhuru Park, the rally was 100% TNA branded, a matter that has rubbed URP candidates and supporters the wrong way and sending a very strong negative signal to the electorate in the Kalenjin nation that Jubilee is a strange house where they are not welcome after putting a great effort in its set up.

Popular radio presenter Joshua Sang’s revelations accelerated the Jubilee misfortunes in Rift Valley. By debunking the ICC myth and telling the world that his case and that of Ruto was a set up by the Kibaki side of government and nothing to do with Raila he effectively killed the very foundation of Jubilee coalition.

Polling stations open tomorrow morning, with less than 16 hours to go, it will take a miracle to turn Jubilee misfortunes in Kalenjin, Nairobi and at the Coast.

Comments

  1. Philip Kipkemoi Kiprono says

    Politics ended yesterday and you are still campaigning, you must be an ignorant person!!

    • Julius Alexander Pundo says

      Politics never end! It is only campaign of the candidates that ended. We are trying to plead with our brothers and sisters to see the light and do the correct thing before they live to regret the next 5years!! There is still time and hope for a change of mind!!

  2. KEMBOI P.K says

    It was not going to be any better for jubilee and their love for lies and shortcuts!
    It may get ugly after the elections

  3. thomas misiara says

    The truth is the kale nation’d prepare themselves 4 a very bitter ending……
    Oginga Odinga, kalonzo, Raila & Mudavadi all went thro’ that. They (kake) might think they r punishing Raila but they r punishing themselves. Let those who av ears hear.

  4. says

    I think this is a lesson to all kenyans as a whole. kenya is bigger than TNA. A call to all rift Valley brothers……CORD is the way to go. Welcome back brothers…its never too late.

  5. says

    Tomorrow cord guys will seer Mutahi Ngunyi's theory being confirmed that the winner was declared the day voter registration ended. Your cheap propaganda wont change the strong jubilee wave.

  6. Kwatch Reloaded says

    Uhuru Kenyatta aspiring President in TNA Party claim to represent the Face of Kenya and the interests of all Kenyans and in a highly cosmopolitan Capital Nairobi then they parade and introduce candidates aspiring to be Members of Kenyan Parliament in the Nairobi constituencies and out of the 17 or so, 16 come from one ethnic Kikuyu tribe community, then something is seriously wrong with that Uhuru Kenyatta TNA -Jubilee Party. What should the other 41 tribes living in Kenya think and do -is just about voting wisely? God forgive the leaders of this TNA-Jubilee Alliance party and help them change and help other Kenyans to vote wisely on 4 March 2013-by voting RAILA ODINGA overwhelmingly President as a man of peace love, ethics and golden wisdom of embracing all tribes in Kenya under his umbrella.See how these guys want to rule Kenya.

  7. Margy Otiato says

    Time to surrender and realign, its never too late for heaven's sake and Kenya! God allows U turns and provides for emergency exits : )

  8. Haiba Jhose says

    Inaonekana Cord is hawataki ku accept the reality , therefore by complaining kila tym

    hatubanduki ataaaaaaah UHURUTO ndani
    kesho ni Walk Ova

  9. Haiba Jhose says

    Inaonekana Cord hawataki ku accept the reality , therefore by complaining kila tym

    hatubanduki ataaaaaaah UHURUTO ndani
    kesho ni Walk Ova

  10. Anonymous says

    what would other 41 tribes in Nairobi think of him,n the affiliated parties wen endorses only TNA aspirants not even the ones of his running mate-UKABILA ULIOJE

  11. says

    Its very clear that Uhuru has always wanted to use Ruto to get to presidency to accomplish what His father left, its not very late for us Kenyans to redeem our precious country from the so called digital jubilee in irony but just the old regime in a modern style, thank God we now have a constitution and honestly to whoever reading this: Uhuru cannot be trusted in the constitution implementation, he will try to use his money to manipulate it, the judiciary and land issue are very sensitive that a pair implicated on this cannot straighten, vote Raila Odinga’s CORD and the country will move forward, that’s my appear to all that want genuine leadership, i will be happy if i wake up just to read a news headline President Railas

  12. says

    Its very clear that Uhuru has always wanted to use Ruto to get to presidency to accomplish what His father left, its not very late for us Kenyans to redeem our precious country from the so called digital jubilee in irony but just the old regime in a modern style, thank God we now have a constitution and honestly to whoever reading this: Uhuru cannot be trusted in the constitution implementation, he will try to use his money to manipulate it, the judiciary and land issue are very sensitive that a pair implicated on this cannot straighten, vote Raila Odinga’s CORD and the country will move forward, that’s my appear to all that want genuine leadership, I will be happy if I wake up just to read a news headline President Raila Amollo Odinga.

  13. Esther Hadassa says

    Many of my friends are URP supporters and they decided to put on red since its more dominant in Jubilee coalation, they also brought home 4 red Tshirts which were being distributed at Uhuru park free of charge. So, I think some of the issues raised here are baseless and propagadas. URP, NARK, TNA are working very well in Nairobi. By the way I support Dida. Hahahaaa!

  14. Josef Peter Mathenge says

    Hi guys. Kenya Nation is greater than any tribe. Lets preach peace, love and unity.Elections come and go but we remain. Nobody should whipe tribal sentiments and rhetoric aimed at demonising others. The purpose of God for Kenya will stand and NO PERSON OR INSTITUTION will change it. RESPECT GUYS!

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