Jubilee Politicians Who Will Fly to Campaign in Uganda

  • A delegation of Jubilee politicians is set to travel to Uganda on Friday in a move aimed at drumming up support for incumbent President Yoweri Museveni.

    Reports indicate that the team of more than five leaders will be pitching camp in Uganda just a week before the country holds its General Election.

    The delegation is said to be led by Endebess Member of Parliament Robert Pukose accompanied by Elgeyo-Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen, Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago and Deputy President William Ruto’s personal assistant Farouk Kibet.

    The Jubilee delegation is set to be hosted at a State Lodge in Kapchorwa where they will spend the night before participating in several rallies in the ongoing heated campaign.

    Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke, Senator Murkomen downplayed the claims, saying that he was still in Nairobi and had not been informed of such plans. He promised to call back to clarify once he had more information on the matter.

    In December last year, Ruto left the country to join Mr Museveni in his campaign trail where he addressed a rally at Sebei in Eastern Uganda.

    The DP, however, denied that he was campaigning for the Ugandan President stating that he (Museveni) had enough support and wouldn't require any support from Kenya.

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    Uganda is set to go to the polls on January 18 with President Museveni seeking re-election even after leading the country since 1986. Despite coming first in recent opinion polls, he faces strong Opposition from Kizza Besigye of FDC and former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi.