Kitutu Masaba MP Timothy Bosire on Monday said President Uhuru Kenyatta is welcome to campaign in the Gusiiland but should forget the community’s votes.
“We have no problem with the President going anywhere and everywhere. We cannot do what they did to us in Kapsabet on Sunday where they attempted to disrupt our rally,” said Bosire.
President Uhuru and his Deputy William Ruto will on Tuesday and Wednesday hold several rallies in Kisii and Nyamira counties to woo the community to support them.
However, Bosire warned that the Kisii community will not vote for Uhuru in the August polls.
He said; “We do not have them at heart. Our resolve to support NASA is resolute.”
“There are fundamental issues of national nature like compensation of IDPs who were displaced during the 2007 post-election violence. IDPs from Kisii were not compensated and we have consistently raised the issue but it has not been addressed,” Bosire told local reporters.
The ODM treasurer said the issue of discrimination of the IDPs should not be wished away.
Bosire also criticised Jubilee administration for low returns which tea farmers get.
“Tea is the mainstay of Kisii and the sector has been ruined due to mismanagement sending thousands into abject poverty.This regime has impoverished more Kenyans,” he added.