A group of Jubilee legislators have accused some leaders of creating divisions in the ruling party and among Kenyans.
The MPs led by nominated MP Maina Kamanda on Sunday claimed that some of their colleagues are playing dirty politics which may plunge the country into crisis.
Speaking at Kaharo Anglican Church of Kenya function in Maragua the lawmakers allied to kieleweke team claimed that the legislators against handshake are not championing for unity in the country.
They argued that MPs allied to tanganga team are busy campaigning for Deputy President William Ruto to clinch president’s seat come 2022, forgetting that Kenyans need development for now.
Kamanda castigated some leaders from central region, the backyard of President Uhuru Kenyatta for not supporting his agenda of fighting corruption and realization of agenda four.
He said in 2022 general elections, the president will give his political directives and thus leaders should avoid early campaigns and fully support the president.
The former Starehe MP said handshake politics initiated by Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga has greatly assisted in reduction of political conflict.
“It’s a shame that some leaders instead are busy politicking accusing others and trying to undermine handshake brought by the president!” posed Kamanda.
Nyeri Township MP Wambugu Ngunjiri speaking in the same occasion said those against the handshake were playing divisive politics and should not be entertained.
“Those interested in political seats in next general elections should wait for appropriate time for campaigns. For now elected leaders should focus on development ant and support the president to achieve his political promises,” said Wambugu.
He cautioned Murang’a leaders against being part of team playing divisive politics, and instead urged them to join those interested in implementing development projects.
Baringo County Woman Representative Gladwell Tungo asked leaders from Mt Kenya region to rally behind Kenyatta who has demonstrated effective leadership till his term in office comes to an end.
Leaders, she added, must be devoted towards embracing national unity and give Kenyans hope instead of misleading them through intimidations and insults.
“My prayer to leaders from this region is that they should act like women who shield their children from cold. President Uhuru Kenyatta is your own and who should be supported by all instead of deserting him at his hour of need,” said Tungo.
In Rift Valley, she added Retired President Daniel Moi remains a leader who is widely consulted by all.
Deputy Governor Kiambu James Nyoro who has differed with his boss Ferdinard Waititu said leaders who deserted Kenyatta have lost focus.
“Kenyatta has only three years left in the seat, there are development projects being initiated that will assist in wealth and employment creation,” he said.
Others MPs present included, Joshua Kuttuny (Cherangany), Mercy Gakuya (Kasarani) Samuel Atandi(AlegoUsonga).
Former MPs, Dennis Waweru, Joshua Toro, George Nyanja and Peter Weru who pledged their support to Kenyatta’s development agenda, were also present.
By: Bernard Munyao