- They said defectors are now supporting a government that has failed to solve problems facing Coast residents.
- Mr Odinga, they said, is best placed to tackle President Kenyatta.
- Mr Joho and Mr Mruttu told aspirants to support the winners and observe decorum in their campaigns.
Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho and his Taita Taveta counterpart John Mruttu have dismissed as inconsequential the recent defections of opposition leaders from the Coast to the Jubilee Party.
Speaking when they met ODM aspirants in Voi Town on Wednesday night, the two said those who defected did not have the interests of the people at heart.
The defectors, they said, are now supporting a government that has failed to solve problems facing Coast residents.
They cited the example of the creation of a dry port in Voi Town under the Vision 2030 project, which they claimed is now being relocated to Naivasha.
VOI DRY PORT
However, President Kenyatta, while on a visit to Voi last Saturday said plans to build a dry port in the town are still on.