Deputy President William Ruto Wednesday took the mass voter registration campaigns to Makueni, Machakos and Kajiado counties where he urged residents to join the Jubilee Party.
The Deputy President told the people of Ukambani that the Jubilee Party was poised to win the August poll.
“Our opponents said that the August Presidential elections winner will be determined after the ongoing voter registration. Statistics are out and have shown that Jubilee is ahead of the opposition,” he said.
Ruto made the remarks in Mtito Andei where he presided over a Makueni Jubilee leaders meeting and later addressed the public in Mtito Andei, Kambu, Zange, Kinyambu, Makindu, Masimba and Emali.
The Deputy President also inspected the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) terminal at Mtito Andei.
He was accompanied by Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko, MPs Naomi Shaban (Taita), Victor Munyaka (Machakos Town), Regina Ndambuki (Kilome) and Peris Tobiko (Kajiado East).
Ruto reiterated that the SGR trains will be operational from June 1 as planned to ease transport of people and goods from Mombasa to Nairobi.
“The SGR will reduce the cost of transport by 70 per cent and also reduce the time it takes to transport goods from Mombasa to Nairobi by half,” he said.
The Deputy President appealed to Jubilee leaders in Makueni to reach out to their supporters to take part in the ongoing voter registration exercise.
Ruto dismissed the opposition coalition as a group of self seekers who were yearning to share non existent positions in Government.
The Deputy President said the Government will distribute relief food every month in drought hit areas in Ukambani as it completes the building of dams to provide water.
Ruto, however, appealed to the Makueni county regional commander to ensure that the food is not embezzled and instead gets to those in need on time.
“The government will distribute 10,000 bags of maize, beans, rice and children’s food (unimix) every month,” said the DP.
Sonko reached appealed to former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka to ditch the opposition and join the Jubilee Party.
“I urge my brother, Kalonzo, to ditch the opposition and join Jubilee because he has no space there,” he said.
Mrs Ndambuki said the people of Ukambani will vote for the Jubilee administration because they have witness its development agenda in the region.
Her sentiments were echoed by Munyaka who said that Jubilee has initiated more development projects in Ukambani compared to the previous governments.
“The Development we have got in three years is more than that of 50 years from the previous government,” he said.
Munyaka said the Kamba community will not waste their votes on people who have no agenda for the region.