We are still solely behind president Uhuru,Kieleweke Law makers affirm

We are still solely behind president Uhuru,Kieleweke Law makers affirm

BY CORRESPONDENT,21ST JULY 2019-Several Jubilee Party leaders allied to Kieleweke team on Sunday refuted  claims of using  using the handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition chief Raila Odinga to popularise Odinga  a head of  2022 presidential elections .

However the  Legislatures  have affirmed that they were elected to support the president.

The lawmakers are Ngunjiri Wambugu (Nyeri Town), Muturi Kigano (Kangema) Mercy Gakuya (Kasarani) and Wangari Mwaniki (Kigumo).They all promised the electorate that they will defend President Kenyatta against attacks and issues that can distract him from delivering his promises to the public.

Mr Wambugu  who seemed to direct his sentiments  at the Tangatanga camp , said  its members are the ones claiming they are being used by the Opposition to popularise the Orange Democratic Movement leader.

“During campaigns, we printed the President’s photo as the main one on posters while ours remained small. We told locals we would defend him in his tenure and that is what we are doing,” Mr Wambugu said at Kanyenyaini Catholic Church in Kangema, Murang’a County.

“The President later made peace with his arch-rival and told us to seize fire and that’s what we did,” he said, adding that should the deal go sour, they will still support the President at all costs.

The Nyeri town  MP  further noted that because of the handshake, projects such as Rivatex, the New KCC and the proposed construction of the Sh33 billion dual carriage highway from Kenol market to Isiolo have been revived..

He also said the Kieleweke team is part of the La Mada meetings that are focused on development.

“We are part of the team of CSs, PSs and MPs …. we fellowship together … we shall continue meeting.”

Ms Mwaniki said the Tangatanga brigade are opposed to handshake since they are “not for peace and thrive on chaos”.

“People criticising the handshake do not want peace in this country but I wish to remind them that if someone smiles at them, they should not confuse that with being loved,” she said.

Mr Kigano said they will continue taking directions from the President as there are no other centres of power.

“We have only one President. In fact, in Africa and the world at large, we only know the presidents, not deputies. We should not behave like we have two presidents … we only recognise the head of State,” he said.

Ms Gakuya pointed an accusing finger at some of Mt Kenya leaders accusing them of “talking too much” without seeking advice from their seniors.

“In the past we used to have good leaders who would consult widely before issuing remarks. There has emerged a crop of leaders who talk too much. They should know leadership is God-given and should complement the President and his Big Four agenda,” she said.

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