Be wary of de­fec­tors to Ju­bilee Party

Daily Nation (Kenya) - - OPINION -

Chang­ing one’s mem­ber­ship from one po­lit­i­cal party to an­other is okay, if one’s in­ten­tions and the rea­sons be­hind that de­ci­sion are clear. A good ex­am­ple is the de­fec­tion of for­mer Mom­basa Se­na­tor Has­san Omar from Nasa to Ju­bilee Party. To me, his de­ci­sion is driven by per­sonal in­ter­est and is, in fact, a be­trayal of the op­po­si­tion as he only moved just af­ter his de­feat in the 8th Au­gust 8 Gen­eral Elec­tion. Mr Omar must have joined

Ju­bilee, hop­ing that he will be given a bet­ter po­si­tion and re­main rel­e­vant po­lit­i­cally.

Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta should be very keen when ac­cept­ing such peo­ple. He should not be so happy see­ing the op­po­si­tion di­vided and most of the losers are join­ing his party. You never know it might be a plot against him. Be­cause Mr Omar was a great critic of Ju­bilee be­fore and used to talk ill of the party. Iron­i­cally, he now claims to be a good sup­porter of Ju­bilee. This does not make sense at all.

I urge the Pres­i­dent to be care­ful when deal­ing with such peo­ple. He might be on a se­cret mis­sion and the best way for him to ac­com­plish it is to be­friend the Pres­i­dent first.

ZUENA HALAKO, Mom­basa

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