ODM Governor hints at joining Jubilee
02 February 2016, 17:24
Kajiado - Kajiado Governor, David Nkedianye has given a strong hint that he may ditch his ODM party, that is affiliated to CORD, for Jubilee in the upcoming election.
A number of leaders including former Interior CS, Joseph ole Lenku and Kenya Meat Commission Board chairman, Tarayia Kores have already expressed interest on vying for the seat on a Jubilee ticket.
The duo have in public meetings accused Governor Nkedianye of being a poor leader and scaring away local and international investors in the County by banning the sale of land in the region.
But speaking at a recent meeting in Kiserian, the Governor warned those eyeing the seat against fighting him based on his political party affiliation.
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“Fighting me is an exercise in futility because those who are against me even do not know which party will sponsor me in 2017,” said Nkedianye.
The County chief has in the past been quoted saying he wants to work with Jubilee government for the sake of Kajiado people, sending analysts to spin as to whether the Governor is mulling crossing over to the ruling coalition.
Kajiado County, though geographically situated in the Rift Valley an area that overwhelmingly voted for the Jubilee coalition, is considered an opposition stronghold.
Apart from Governor Nkedianye, Kajiado Central MP Elijah Memusi belongs to the Raila Odinga led ODM party.
Memusi was elected into office after a fierce political battle in March 2015 by-elections, following the elevation of the area MP Joseph Nkaissery into the Cabinet.
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