Nkaissery tells ODM to stay out of Kajiado decision
08 December 2014, 18:52
Nairobi - Joseph Nkaissery does not owe the Orange Democratic Movement ODM any favours as he says any decision to join the cabinet is his personal prerogative.
Nkaissery says that the decision on whether to take up a place in the cabinet, which he has been offered by president Uhuru Kenyatta to become the Cabinet Secretary for Interior, will be his and the people of Kajiado Central constituency and not ODM.
" The decision is mine and for the people of Kajiado Central and not ODM," he said Monday.
" Yes, I am still a member of ODM, but that does not mean that they will decide on the way forward. That is mine to know," the retired army general said.
He also added that he was not yet out of the seat and that talk of his succession was premature.
" I am still the MP here, so talk of me being replaced is out of touch. I am still in-charge and that will not change for the time being, he added.
ODM leader Raila Odinga has said that he will clamour for the Kajiado Central seat, the only one in the region under ODM to remain in the party if Nkaissery joins the cabinet.
" If they cannot find a suitable person within their ranks, they should compensate ODM for taking from within us," he said over the weekend.
But those from the National Alliance TNA have said that they expect an election in the region and for them to take the seat from ODM and make it an all TNA party area.
Kajiado North MP Moses Ole Sakuda says that the party will aim for a clean sweep of the Kajiado region come the by elections.
" We are strong in the belief that this will be a TNA area after the by elections. We will work hard to ensure so," he said.
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