Saturday brought the central
business city of Champions to a halt with
a massive rally held at the 64 Stadium to climax this
year’s election campaign.
The rally was used as a platform to
sink down CORD’s visit early this month.
Kenya goes to the polls on
March 4th to elect a President,Governor, Senator,women representative,legislators and Members of County Assemblies who will
govern the nation for the next five
Vehicles moved at a snail’s pace as
a result of the huge vehicular
traffic caused by the movement of
horde of party supporters from
various parts of the Greater Uasin Gishu Region
to the rally ground. The whole area to the entrance of
the rally ground was packed full of
party supporters as they struggled
their way to the 64 to observe
proceedings amidst heavy Police
As early as 7am supporters
dressed in URP and TNA party colours had
started arriving at the venue in
their numbers, with traders of food
and party paraphernalia cashing in
on the rally. The crowd kept
swelling with time as every
available space was covered, amidst
drumming, singing and dancing.
As the gurus of the party climbed
on the podium to speak, they were
met with rapturous applauses.
When the name of the tough-
talking Governor candidate, Jackson Mandago
was mentioned, the crowd was
thrown into a state of wild
jubilation with a chant of the
The Airshow of five choppers, a 3 kilometre road-show and
the arrival of Uhuru Kenyatta,
JUBILEE Presidential candidate and his running
mate, William Ruto was
announced with the song “Jubilee
ndio gava”. This threw the crowd
into rage with everyone struggling
to catch a glimpse of their
presidential and deputy candidate.
There were chants praising the two with the leaders responding to
the cheers from the crowd with a
signify victory and appreciation.
The Police and security men of the City of Champions had a hell of time controlling
the crowd and occasionally had to
use ‘minimum force’ to send them
back as Uhuru,Ruto and other Jubilee Leaders walked
to the stage.
The rally was also used as a
platform to educate party faithful
on the voting process to ensure
their votes were not rejected. Jubilee Candidates were also endorsed at the rally amid confusion in Turbo Constituency where both Janet Rotich of Charity Ngilus NARC and Elisha Busienei of URP were present.