Politicians from Coast and Kisii have dismissed the perception that the regions are Opposition leaning.
They were speaking on Friday when they met Deputy President William Ruto at his Karen office, where they pledged to mobilise residents to vote for Jubilee in the August General Election.
Those who attended the meeting included Kisii Senator Chris Obure, MPs Joel Onyancha (Bomachoge Borabu), Richard Tongi (Nyaribari Chache), Joseph Kiangoi (East Africa Legislative Assembly), Stephen Manoti (Bobasi), Kisii deputy governor Joash Maangi) and former Constitution Implementation Commission chairman Charles Nyachae.
From the Coast were governors Salim Mvurya (Kwale), Hussein Dado (Tana River), Taita Taveta Senator Dan Mwanzo, MPs Harrison Kombe (Magarini), Gideon Mung’aro (Kilifi North), Gonzi Rai (Ganze), Naomi Shaban (Taveta), Mustapha Idd (Kilifi South), Fahim Twaha (Lamu East) and Zainab Chidzuga (Kwale).
Mvurya said Jubilee was now “visible and vibrant” in the Coastal region compared to 2013.
“I want to inform this meeting that the Coastal region has embraced the Jubilee Party. We are now more visible and vibrant,” said Mvurya, adding that the ruling party will get more votes in the region than in the previous election.
Shaban called on those who lost in the recent party nominations to work with the winners to enhance party unity.
Obure said the Kisii community had decided to rally behind Jubilee saying the Opposition had nothing to show the community in terms of development.
“We have formed a formidable team that will ensure the Jubilee Party wins as many elective seats as possible as well as win majority of votes in Abagusii community. This will be confirmed on August 8,” said Obure.
Maang’i and Onyancha said the National Super Alliance (Nasa) was incapable of winning the next election.
Ruto, who was accompanied by National Assembly Leader of Majority Aden Duale, said he was optimistic Jubilee will prevail with a landslide in the General Election because of its development record.
“During the 2013 General Election, it was difficult to talk about Jubilee in Kisii, Coast and Western regions. But this time round we are doing well as our development track record speaks for itself,” he said.
He said the primary objective of Jubilee is to create a conducive environment that will enable Kenyans to realise their full potential, improve lives and transform the country.