7 Eastern Kenya CORD MPs shift to Jubilee
22 June 2016, 17:49
Nairobi - Seven Members of Parliament from Ukambani say no amount of
intimidation will stop them from working with Jubilee administration for
the sake of development.
The MPs who spoke at a meeting attended by Deputy President William
Ruto said they will continue to work with the government in solving the
challenges facing the people of Ukambani despite repeated censures from
the CORD leadership.
Ruto has urged the Kamba community to support the government, saying
they stood to benefit from Jubilee as opposed to the Coalition for
Reforms and Democracy (CORD) that they are currently aligned to.
Speaking at Kasikeu Secondary School in Kilome Constituency, Makueni
County on Wednesday, the Deputy President said the Opposition had no
agenda for Kenyans.
“I wish to ask the people of Ukambani to forget what happened in 2013
and support Jubilee come 2017 elections. We know you supported them
then but this time let us walk this road together,” said Ruto.
Ruto was accompanied by MPs Regina Ndambuki (Kilome), Joe Mutambo
(Mwingi Central), John Munuve (Mwingi North), Munyao Kisoi (Mbooni),
Rachel Nyamai (Kitui West), Richard Makenga (Kaiti), Dennis Waweru
(Dagoretti) and former MPs Kalembe Ndile and Prof Philip Kaloki.
“What we want is development and not mere politicking. We are working
with Jubilee for the sake of the development of our people,” said
Kisoi said no amount of intimidation will stop them from working with
the government, which had spearheaded development in the region.
“We have resolved to work with the government and nothing will shake
us in doing this. Petty politicking cannot take us anywhere,” said
The MPs have for a long time been working with the Jubilee Coalition and will announce their desire to seek re-election come the 2017 elections via the ruling party.
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