By Abuga Makori
At least every Jubilee leader who addressed residents of Moturumesi in Kitutu Masaba during the burial of Kerosi Ondieki, a Nyamira gubernatorial hopeful, had a day to forget as Orange Democratic Moveent (ODM) seemed to be the clear favourite party for Gusii people.
The two major parties have been wrestling in different parts of the country with only seven months to General elections.
Hon Joseph Kiangoi Ombasa, who defected from ODM recently, had his speech interrupted when a charged crowd shut him down when he rallied for President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election.
“I am a friend of Hon Walter Nyambati and I am going for senatorial seat. I plead with you that you support president Uhuru Kenyatta,” he said amid hot jeers.
Hon Walter Nyambati, a former Kitutu Masaba MP, was also booed by angry locals who openly showed their dissatisfaction with Jubilee leadership.
Among the speaker, Kitutu Masaba MP Timothy Bosire, who also doubles as ODM national treasurer, received warm reception with attendees cheering throughout his speech.
“I want all of you to ensure you have registered as voters. That is the only way you can kick bad leaders out of power,” Bosire said.
Nyamira governor John Nyagarama, who is facing fierce competition from West Mugirango MP James Gesami, avoided speaking politics in a region perceived to be hostile to him.
Kerosi, who previously worked as Transitional Authority CEO, was among gubernatorial aspirants from Jubilee Party.