Two Jubilee MPs in war of words over Nairobi Governors race
10 August 2016, 09:28
Nairobi - Kieni MP Kanini Kega has hit out at Starehe MP Maina Kamanda over Water Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa’s gubernatorial bid in Nairobi.
Kega said his proposition on Wamalwa was personal.
He condemned Kamada for telling Mount Kenya lawmakers to keep off Nairobi politics and concentrate on their re-elections.
“Every Kenyan is a stakeholder in Nairobi and I have my opinion on its leadership like any other person. Kamanda’s comments were unkind to me,” said Kega.
Speaking in his constituency at Nairutia area, the outspoken MP regretted that the City County is currently under opposition leadership.
“Fronting Wamalwa is my own proposal in order to woo Luhya votes towards Jubilee. We must change tact from that of 2013. We must embrace and accommodate Western region. If State decides to take my proposal its well and good but am happy that I caused stir even within the opposition,” Kega noted.
He further defended himself that as an MP he can comment on national issues.
Reports that Wamalwa will contest for Nairobi top seat on a Jubilee ticket did not go well with Kamanda, who has been campaigning for Dagoretti South MP Denis Waweru’s candidature.
“Kega should first deal with issues in his constituency and leave Nairobi alone. It is Nairobians who will decide who will be their leader not outsiders,” said Kamanda who is also chairman of Nairobi MPs caucus.
Others interested in the seat on Jubilee ticket include Senator Mike Sonko, nominated MP Johnstone Sakaja and former MP Margaret Wanjiru.
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