President Uhuru Kenyatta was scheduled to tour Meru and Tharaka Nithi counties as from Tuesday, March 28, but that was cancelled at the last minute.
Uhuru in a past rally
Instead, State House spokesperson Manoah Esipisu indicated that the president would be touring Western Kenyan counties which are percieved strongholds of the opposition NASA. “Due to unavoidable circumstances, his Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta will not be making a two-day visit to Tharaka Nithi and Meru Counties, starting tomorrow, as had earlier been indicated,” Esipisu said in a statement Monday, March 27, 2017.
He added that Uhuru had opted for Trans Nzoia, Bungoma, Busia and Kakamega counties as he seeks to infiltrate opposition bases and add some votes to his basket.
The decision to cancel the Tharak Nithi and Meru trips has, however, not gone down well with residents of the two counties. Speaking to the media on Monday, a section of residents claimed Jubilee does not value them despite having voted for the government in 2013.
The residents said it is time they consider NASA which looks more concerned with their welfare than the government. “Tukisema tu hakika, government ya Kenya hakuna kitu imefanyia watu wa Meru (Honestly the government of Kenya has done nothing to the Meru people),” one resident said.
Another added: “Uhuru anakuja kutuambia tuchukue kura tumchague tena. Tunamchagua tumepata nini kwake? Tangu tumchague tunamwona Mombasa kila siku (Uhuru tells us to register and elect him again. What has done to us? Since we elected him he has only been visiting Mombasa).”
Here is the video courtesy of E-News Kenya whereby President Uhuru was Rejected in Meru as Residents Chant:”UHURU MUST GO.” Raila has Gained Meru Support