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Jubilee is intact, MPs assure

Kipkelion West MP, Hilary Kosgei and his Njoro Counterpart, Kathambi Chepkwony addressing the press at Grace Gospel Ministries at Makutano Church, Embu County on Sunday June 24, 2018. Photo by KNA.

The Jubilee government is intact and is working towards achieving its big four agenda.

Two  MPs affiliated to the party, Hilary Kosgei (Kipkelion West) and Kathambi Chepkwony (Njoro) have rubbished reports that the party was on its death bed, adding that those using the misconception to propel their political ambitions would wait longer since its leaders were working in unison.

Speaking during a thanksgiving ceremony for Nominated MCA, Ednah Muisyo at Grace Gospel Ministries church at Makutano on Sunday, the MPs said the party has a 20 year roadmap from 2013 on who is to be supported for the Presidency.

They said President Uhuru Kenyatta has never said he would not support his Deputy William Ruto come 2022 and that any reports to the contrary were overly diversionary and misguided.

Kosgei accused former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and his supporters of using the handshake between him and President Kenyatta to disturb peace that Jubilee has enjoyed since inception, just as he did with Kanu during former President Daniel Moi’s era.

“What the former premier is advancing is selling a message from one side of the story so that incase it doesn’t suit his political end game at the opportune time, he will then tell everyone that he was cheated and spin the country in a manner he is used to. We know his tricks,” said the MP.

Also present at the function was Kirinyaga Deputy Governor, Peter Ndambiri who said that the central region was ready to support the DP to clinch the country’s top seat in 2022, but they would prefer if he chooses his running mate from amongst them.

He proposed his Governor,  Anne Waiguru for the top seat, saying she was the best option as a woman with a national appeal and proven record in terms of development.

On the contraband sugar issue, Chepkowny, who is a former Kenya Bureau of Standards CEO, told Interior Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Fred Matiang’i to concentrate on security matters and leave this issue to the ministries of Agriculture and Industrialization.

She said more answers on the contraband sugar would come out on Tuesday, after the National Assembly Agriculture committee summons concerned Cabinet Secretaries to shed more light on the matter.

Chepkowny said the sugar issue should not be used to divert Kenyans from demanding answers on the NYS scandal.

“We are keen to see how far the NYS scandal will go. Maybe this sugar issue has been created to divert the attention of Kenyans from the mega scandal,” she said.

By  Muoki  Charles

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