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BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,9TH JULY 2019-The Nominated Senator challenged Maina Kamanda who heads Team Kieleweke, a movement seeking to stop Deputy President William Ruto’s 2022 presidential ambitions, to resolve to unite Kenyans as the foundation for achieving the country’s development targets.The passionate call has been made by the incoming Chairperson of the Senate Committee on National Cohesion Naomi Waqo .She wants her counterpart in the National Assembly to stop unnecessary politics for the sake of national cohesion, harmony and progress of the country.
In the recent weeks the former Starehe MP has been criticized bitterly by a section of politicians especially those alllied to team Tanga Tanga the one allied to Deputy president William Ruto for leading the political camp of leaders loyal to President Uhuru Kenyatta in trading accusations with leaders associated with DP Ruto. Coincidentally Kamanda chairs a House Committee that among other things oversights the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC).
“When we are in leadership, even if we belong to different groups, I think the best thing that we can do is give our mandate a priority.”
“Peace co-existence is in my heart, national cohesion is my heart, so in everything that I do, even in my party that is what I should promote. So it is my prayer that even my counterpart in the National Assembly we cannot go directly and campaign or stand firm and say we are in Kieleweke or in Tanga tanga but we should first of all be focused in what we stand for,” she said.
Waqo has committed to ensuring that during her tenure Committee will focus on accentuating its mandate in promoting unity and integration especially in among communities and at the county level.