Uhuru snubs Jubilee MPs
12 August 2016, 15:26
Nairobi - President Uhuru Kenyatta failed to meet Jubilee MPs who have been angling to see him.
The MPs from Nairobi had set up a meeting with the President to discuss the ongoing issue with Eugene Wamalwa's candidacy for the 2017 elections but the President refused to meet them.
According to sources, the President turned down the meeting and instead during the launch of the jubilee Party, he stressed that there would be no direct nominations for positions, as had been feared by the MPs.
The MPs include Dennis Waweru and Starehe MP Maina Kamanda.
" The MPs were keen to meet the President and force him to comment on the Wamalwa stories but the President sidestepped them," the source close to State House told News24.
There has been growing tension within Jubilee related to Wamalwa's candidacy in the 2017 polls in Nairobi.
Nairobi Jubilee leaders want to field one of their own candidates but upcountry leaders have openly supported Wamalwa who has been fronted as a direct competition to current Governor Evans Kidero.
" There will be no direct nominations. Leaders will have to go to the people if they want to represent the Jubilee Coalition," the President said of the rumours of Wamalwa's candidacy swirled.
Wamalwa has already said that he will compete for the Jubilee Party ticket in Nairobi come the 2017 polls.
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