A section of Jubilee leaders have called upon President Uhuru Kenyatta to compel leaders elected on the party ticket to shun divisive politics.
The leaders, who spoke at Sabasaba Catholic church in Maragua Constituency on Sunday during a fundraising function observed that the current political temperature will slow down development if not checked.
They said the President being the Jubilee party leader should reign on the individuals trying to divide its members in the name of fighting corruption.
Led by Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria and his Kandara counterpart Alice Wahome, the leaders said it was only the head of state who can stop divisive politics within the Jubilee party and order elected leaders to focus on delivering services to the people.
Wahome said the two senior leaders in the party, the president and his deputy, should ensure all members of the party speak in one voice and remain united.
She castigated leaders aligning themselves with two factions within the ruling party saying such division will derail implementation of the president’s Big4Agenda.
“I am requesting the president whom we respect very much to order for toning down of the current political temperature as Kenyans are wondering whether we have entered electioneering period,” said Wahome.
She lauded the handshake between the President and the Opposition chief Raila Odinga but warned members of the orange Democratic Party against causing confusion and mistrust within Jubilee party.
On his part, Kuria said with the current politicking, the country is headed in wrong direction. He said we have three years to the next general elections but leaders are crisscrossing the country accusing each other at the expense of championing development.
“Come 2022, the electorate will evaluate what leaders have done before they can give them votes. Let’s all work for our people now. Time for politics will come,” he added.
Kuria revealed plans to come up with a Mount Kenya political party which will champion interest of the local residents saying in future the region needs a strong political front to advocate for development.
Maragua MP Mary Waithera said there should be urgent parliamentary meeting of all Jubilee legislators so as to address what is ailing the party.
She wondered why security detail of some leaders are being withdrawn saying they need the meeting so as to be addressed on challenges facing the party.
Waithera said corruption should be fought by the mandated government agencies without putting the country into political tension.
“I fully support the president and his deputy but we need an urgent meeting to solve what could be affecting our party,” added the lawmaker.
Gatanga MP Joseph Nduati said it was time to see senior government officials implicated in corruption being charged before court of law.
Nduati said the alleged amount of stolen government funds is big and action needs to be taken now to prosecute the culprits.
The county senator Irungu Kang’ata said residents are not interested in the ongoing 2022 politics while challenging leaders to focus on working for the electorate.
By Bernard Munyao