We will not be used as a rubber stamp – Senator Sonko
Nairobi Senator Gidion Mbuvi alias Mike Sonko has called on the people of Ukambani to support Jubilee in the 2017 General Election.
Speaking at Nuu in Mwingi Central on Saturday, Senator Sonko said that though the region had voted overwhelmingly for CORD in 2013, there was room for them to shift allegiance and support the government.
He said that Ukambani will not be used as a rubber stamp to help other leaders further their political ambitions at the expense of residents.
“We will not allow ourselves to be used as rubber stamps and tissue papers by other political leaders. We need to rally behind the government because it is the only place where we will realize development,” said Senator Sonko.
Senator Sonko is among the leaders who have accompanied President Uhuru Kenyatta in his three-day tour of Ukambani.
The tour began in Machakos County with the President inspecting several development projects in Matuu and Tala.
The President also made several stops addressing residents who had gathered by the roadside to great him.
On Saturday, the President inspected the Nuu Technical and Vocational Colleges before proceeding on a tour of the Mwingi Level Four Hospital and Kenya Medical Training College.
President Kenyatta will wind up his tour of the region with an interdenominational prayer session in Kitui.