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Diaspora Kenyans in East Coast USA Hold Massive Rally in Support of President Kenyatta’s Re-Election Bid
Uhuru tano Tena
PHOTO:Kenyans in New Jersey stage a demo in support of president Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election. PHOTO BY COURTESY/UHURU TANO TENA EAST COAST

Uhuru Tano Tena East Coast

Oct,09-2017 12:57:31
Hundreds of Kenyans in the East Coast of the United States held a Jubilee demonstration at Johnson Park, New Brunswick, NJ, Saturday (October 7) in support of the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta and Vice President William Ruto.

Clad in red, yellow and black colors of the ruling Jubilee coalition, the Kenyans, young and old, expressed their total confidence with the President and urged all Kenyans to show up in large numbers to reaffirm the re-election of President Kenyatta on October 26.

They urged Jubilee and NASA supporters to maintain peace before and after the repeat elections. They applauded President Kenyatta for his continued message of peace and reconciliation, and urged fellow Kenyans to remain united despite the heightened political temperatures. 

Addressing the gathering, Mrs Serah Mugambi, a long resident of New Jersey and a community organizer for Kenyans in the US urged the Diaspora community to stay united and reach out to their fellow brothers and sisters to keep their families first and remember Kenya is for all Kenyans.

She clarified the "existing misconception" that majority of Kenyan’s in the Diaspora are for NASA.

Although Mugambi encouraged and expressed respect for personal choices, she reaffirmed to the Jubilee leaders that the Kenyans in the Diaspora are "100% behind them."

She added that a majority of the Kenyans in the diaspora are very supportive of the president and his deputy for respecting the Supreme Court ruling for a repeast election, as well as  reaffirming to the nation the message of peace.

Mr. John Rutere, a resident of Connecticut, who was among the many who drove from different States to attend the occasion, has encouraged the instruments of Government to keep in communication and find a solution that will keep Kenya first in establishing a great democracy for the future.

Rutere praised the IEBC for coming a long way in conducting fair elections and hopes that with a few more amendments, the issue of ambiguity in the manner elections are conducted shall be put behind us.

He passionately was in conformance with the Jubilee position that never again in the history of Kenya should the Supreme Court dictate the final judgment of the voters but rather the elections should be rightfully be left to the registered voters as defined in the constitution.

Many more Kenyans at large including David Asige, Teresa Njoroge, Triza Mbarire, Ephraim Kairu, and James Ndungu have criticized the opposition for their empty rhetoric and street demonstrations noting that some NASA leaders have been in government for many years but have made minimal changes to their communities.

They praised the Jubilee government for initiating infrastructure project which had made Kenya climb to a middle income economy.

Most notably, the demonstrators expressed their strong desire for Kenyans in the Diaspora to keep investing in Kenya and encouraged others to do same, as "Kenya is and will remain a vibrant economy in the coming years," said one of the community members present.

They reaffirmed that the Kenyans in the Diaspora are peaceful and open minded and will continue to support their families back home.

Other Kenyans at the gathering urged the IEBC to ensure a credible and fair election is held on October 26th to avoid a constitutional crisis.

They urged Kenyans in the Diaspora wherever they may be, to mobilize and reach out to their families and communities back in Kenya and in support of the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta and deputy president William Ruto.

The east coast Kenyan community also reminded all fellow Kenyans that our economy is the "bedrock of our success, and the government should take all measures to safeguard personal properties and look to prosper the economy to all corners of the country."

The wished the best of luck to all the KCPE candidates and asked them to trust in God so that their future in the country will be great.

The Kenyans predicted that and Kenya will always remain a law abiding country, with a safe and peaceful environment.

Mr. John Rutere committed to award prize of Kshs 100,000 and Kshs 75,000 to the best KCPE female and male students respectively, in any County that will record the highest percentage vote for President Uhuru Kenyatta in support of the "Uhuruto education policy."

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Serah Mugambi, David Asige,John Rurete,Michael Munyiri and Mary Wairimu contributed to this article.

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