Kitui County Governor Charity Ngilu has called on Kenyans to boycott the repeat presidential election on October 26th.
Ngilu, who had a falling out with the Jubilee leadership in 2015 and sacked from the Cabinet, said the repeat poll is already flawed and participating in it would legitimise President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto’s quest for a second term in office.
She also told the Kamba Community to heed to calls by NASA to boycott the poll.
“Our candidates Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka, who were the contenders withdrew from the repeat presidential race, we, therefore, have no business in that election because we do not have a candidate,” said Ngilu.
She accused the Jubilee government of mismanaging the country’s economy and reneging on many of its pledges to Kenyans.
“Kenyans are suffering the effects of a failing economy yet we are seeing Jubilee top leaders extravagantly spending state resources daily on their campaigns to retain power,” said the governor.
Ngilu spoke on Monday at a funeral in Kabati, Kitui East, five kilometres from Zombe town where Mr Kenyatta hosted a state lunch for local leaders and later addressed a Jubilee campaign rally.
She said President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP Ruto do not deserve another five years in office because corruption, police brutality and the economic slump had reached alarming levels only witnessed during the Kanu rule.