Raila's meeting with Maasai leaders bears fruit as gubernatorial aspirant joins camp
11 August 2016, 09:29
Nairobi - Former Information, Communication and Technology Principal Secretary Joseph Ole Tiampati has quit Jubilee for Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party.
Tiampati said that he will use ODM to vie for the Narok gubernatorial seat in the 2017 general elections.
Tiampati made the announcement after meeting with CORD leader Raila Odinga Wednesday alongside other leaders from the Maasai community.
"I have decided to defect to ODM because it is a party that understands the issues facing the marginalised communities as Jubilee has neglected us and supported a governor that misuses resources," he said.
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The former PS told off the Narok Governor Samuel Ole Tunai over what he termed as mismanagement of the County resources despite the huge amounts of revenue that the County collects.
"Narok is the fourth County in Revenue collection but the resources are not utilised. They are being misused and that explains why there were demonstrations last year," he said.
Tiampati was sacked as the PS at the Ministry of ICT after he announced his intention to challenge Governor Samuel Ole Tunai.
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