Meet the Kiambu man selling kidney to campaign for Raila

I will sell my kidney and campaign for Raila Odinga in Kiambu!

Simon Mbugua, a resident of Kiambu, the home county to President Uhuru Kenyatta, said that he is an avid supporter of Raila Odinga’s candidature for the repeat polls, 30-days away.

Mr Mbugua is photographed holding a placard that bears a message that he is out to sell his kidney to support Rail’s quest for the presidency in the repeat polls.

“As a Kikuyu I have suffered a lot under Kikuyu presidency,” words written on his placard read in  part.

The message adds: “I want change and who said that only one tribe should rule Kenya? I will sell my kidney and campaign for Raila in Kiambu.”

In the annulled August 8 presidential election, Uhuru trounced Raila in county after he garnered 912,588 votes against the opposition leader’s 69,190.

Outspoken Gatundu South lawmaker Moses Kuria last week said he would launch a crackdown on people in Kiambu who he did not vote for Raila in the county, a move that landed him in custody and charged.

Kiambu County has 1,181,076 registered voters (taking IEBC's voter registration data as at June 2017), the second highest in the country after Nairobi’s 2,251,929 voters.

In the run up to the August 8 elections, a man in Kisumu sold his land to campaign for President Uhuru Kenyatta who ended up with over 5,000 votes in Kisumu County,

Michael Ochieng' who sold two acres of land at Sh200,000 to campaign for Mr Uhuru in Kisumu said he was happy that he had played a role in getting the president re-elected.

He claims to have delivered for the president between 3,000 and 4,000 votes in Kisumu and at least 2,000 in Migori, meeting his target of at least 3,000 votes. President Uhuru garnered about 7,000 votes in Kisumu.

"When I started campaigning for him, I tried to reach him at the Jubilee House in Nairobi but my efforts were thwarted by operatives at that office. Now that I have fulfilled my pledge, I will fight to reach him so that I can congratulate him and let him know that I weathered a storm to deliver him a few votes," he said when interviewed later.

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