[Raila Odinga in a past rally at Kisii. Kisii Deputy Governor Joash Maangi says that Odinga cannot win Gusii votes. Photo/nation.co.ke]
Joash Maangi says opposition leader Raila Odinga should come to reality that Gusii region will overwhelmingly vote for President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The Kisii County Deputy Governor argues that Jubilee administration is making inroads in Kisii and Nyamira counties due to ‘infrastructural projects’ initiated since 2013.
“Things have since changed and I think Raila Should swallow that reality. Uhuru has initiated a number of infrastructural projects here and I am optimistic that he will carry the day,” he said on reporters on Thursday.
“As Jubilee team, we have put mechanisms in place to win the popular vote from Gusii. People are tired with politics of rhetoric,” he added.
Maangi, who was banished from the ODM party, has formally joined gubernatorial race but will battle out with Senator Chris Obure in Jubilee party primaries.
He is also Jubilee presidential campaign secretary in Gusii and a close confident of Deputy President William Ruto.