State House Director of Digital Media Dennis Itumbi has stated that he will not vote for any Jubilee or CORD political aspirant engaged in violence.Mr Itumbi, who is an ardent supporter of President Uhuru Kenyatta, divulged that anyone nominated to contest in the 2017 General Election, even by his own party, yet propagates political animosity will not get his vote.
“At a personal level, I will not vote for a violent candidate, even if approved by a party of my political persuasion.Violence in the electoral process is condemned. Be it Jubilee or CORD,” he said.
Itumbi further noted that those who engage in violence should be punished as per the law.
“I condemn and hope action is taken against those who engage in such violence. Kenya is greater than all of us and the loyalty to our Nation surpasses the passionate loyalty to political parties, their candidates and policies thereof,” Itumbi highlighted.
The State House director’s sentiments come days after chaos were witnessed during Jubilee Party Elections in various regions across the country.
In Nakuru for instance, police were forced to use teargas to disperse party supporters who clashed at the former TNA offices in Milimani Estate.
This unfolded when supporters stormed the party offices and started chanting slogans against President Uhuru Kenyatta’s campaign coordinator Susan Kihika.
Elsewhere in Taita Taveta, a similar chaotic mood characterised the elections which were held at a hotel in Voi town.
Party supporters from different camps engaged each other in a vicious shouting match, each accusing the other of attempting to rig the elections.
Following the rampant upheaval, Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery ordered county commissioners whose regions witnessed violence during Jamhuri Day celebrations and Wednesday’s Jubilee interim elections to record names of politicians and their supporters involved in the chaos.