Jubilee leader quits politics
01 August 2016, 18:55
Nairobi - A top ranking Jubilee Coalition official has quit politics for good.
Najib Balala, the current tourism CS and former MP for Mvita says that he will not contest a political position in the 2017 elections and that he has no plans of returning to active politics.
He says that he has now set his sights on improving the lives of Kenyans either through his current position as CS or in a different role in future.
" After much soul searching I have decided to quit politics and continue serving Kenyans through the current as well as other means and ways," he told News24 on phone.
He added that he had alerted President Uhuru Kenyatta of his plans and that they had come to an agreement.
" Yes, I informed the President and he is on board with my feelings and ideas," he added.
Balala was swept away by the CORD wave at the Coast in the 2013 polls after going against the grain and supporting the Jubilee Coalition.
He was however rewarded for his loyalty and made CS for mining by the President on formation of his first cabinet.
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