President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday said Jubilee Party will ensure its nominations are free and fair.
He said besides the nominations being conducted by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), party officials will not oversee the exercise in their home branches to avoid bias.
“When we say that we are standing for free and fair nominations we mean it,” the President said during a leaders’ meeting in Maralal, Samburu county.
The President said no aspirant should feel disadvantaged because of those who are managing county branches.
“County officials will be swapped during nominations to avoid bias. The officials in Samburu County could be sent to another county and the officials of Kwale can come and oversee the nominations here,” he said.
Uhuru also asked rivals to tone down their differences.
“We have no preferred candidates. The people’s choice will be our choice,” said the President who later addressed a rally in the town.
Uhuru, who was in the county to mobilise locals to register as voters, asked the youth to register so that they can vote for the right leaders.
“Majority of those without voters cards are the youth who are also the most vibrant campaigners but if they have no voting cards how will they help the candidates they are supporting?” said the President.
He said the process of acquiring IDs will be made easier so that those of the legal age acquire the documents in time to register as voters.
The Head of State also cautioned the youth against being incited to violence by politicians during the campaign season.
“The politicians incite you to fight and you end up in hospital but the politicians will in the evening meet while you suffer alone,” said the President.
The President later visited Doldol where he urged residents to turn out in large numbers to secure their future.
The President emphasized that the area had seen tremendous development in the last four years even though they did not vote for him.
He said this demonstrates that his Government’s policy has been to serve all regions in equal measure.