Democratic Party and Labour Party of Kenya Endorse Uhuru Kenyatta's 2017 Presidential Bid

  • By Rodgers Omondi on Friday, 19 May 2017 - 1:33pm
    President Uhuru Kenyatta at the Democratic Party's (DP) National Delegates Conference FACEBOOK
  • President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy William Ruto's bid for re-election has received a major boost as two more political parties are set to endorse them. 

    The Democratic Party (DP) led by Migori Senator Wilfred Machage held it's National Delegates Conference where the delegates voted to endorse President Kenyatta for a second term in office.

    President Kenyatta who was in attendance thanked DP for endorsing him and explained that his government will be all inclusive.

    "I am thankful for the endorsement I have received today from the Democratic Party of Kenya for my re-election bid. We will work together and build Kenya together because we want our country to move forward," the president stated.

    The president also warned against intimidation stating that people should be allowed to make their decisions freely and in a peaceful manner.

    "A true democrat is a person who believes in bringing people together and allowing them to make their choice freely and without any form of intimidation. Intimidation is a factor of dictators and cowards.

    "Those who are genuine and those who believe people are willing to buy their agenda, and if their agenda is good, then they need to sell their agenda in a peaceful manner," Kenyatta explained. 

    The Labour Party of Kenya led by Budalangi Member of Parliament Ababu Namwamba is also expected to endorse the president later in the afternoon at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) where they will host their National Delegates Conference.

    The two endorsements come a week after five parties; Kenya African National Union (KANU) led by Baringo Senator Gideon Moi, Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua's Maendeleo Chap Chap (MCC), Kenya Patriotic Party, the Economic Freedom Party and Narc Kenya led by Kirinyaga gubernatorial aspirant Martha Karua also endorsed Kenyatta.

    The endorsements now bring the total tally of parties who have recently endorsed president Kenyatta to seven.



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