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Western MPs vow to work with Jubilee

02 August 2015, 19:53 Jane Zack

Bungoma - Western MPs have resolved to work with President Uhuru Kenyatta and the Jubilee government regardless of their political affiliations, Nambale MP John Bunyasi has revealed.

Bunyasi who is also the chairman of the Western Parliamentary Caucus said that 42 legislatures from the Region will work with President Uhuru as the head of State for the benefit of their electorates.

He was addressing the press at Nambale town during the official launching ceremony of Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology (JOOST) in Busia County Saturday.

"Western MPS will work with President Uhuru Kenyatta and Jubilee government regardless of their political affiliations," said Bunyasi.

The chairman said that the MPS of Western Parliamentary Caucus must bargain for their share from the government by working with President Uhuru who controls KES 1.8 trillion in the National treasury.

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The lawmaker stated that there is no way people of Western region will gain from the government if elected leaders from the region will distance themselves from President Uhuru's government.

He further observed that the Western Parliamentary Caucus MP's main aim is to achieve development in order to improve the living standards of their electorates by coordinating with the government at all costs.

He said that he had been accused by some leaders of taking luhya MPS to Jubilee government, noting that he will not be shaken by those against his move as the chairman of the Western Parliamentary Caucus.

He said that MPS from the region should stop divisive politics and instead concentrate on development matters because wrangling will not take them anywhere.

"We are not heading anywhere if we continue engaging in divisive politics because it doesn't help," said Bunyasi.

On the 2017 general elections, Bunyasi said that luhya MPs will strike a deal with other big tribes for the Presidency because the Luhya community is second largest in the country.

Recently, the chairman said that the Luhya Community will not have a presidential candidate in the 2017 general elections because the MPs had to strike a deal with other big tribes in the country for the position.

"Luhyas alone cannot get the Presidency seat unless we strike a deal with other big tribes," said Bunyasi.

On education, he revealed that the number of girls in primary schools in his constituency is higher than that of boys because most of the boys abandon schools to join boda boda business and sand harvesting in order to get quick money, calling upon parents to ensure that they bring up their children in a skillful manner.

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