Ju­bilee lead­ers ac­cuse Joho of in­ter­fer­ing with Nairobi pol­i­tics

‘We want to tell you that you will not in­flu­ence Nairobi pol­i­tics. We are com­ing to Mom­basa to teach you a les­son, be­cause you have no re­spect for the pres­i­dency’

The Star (Kenya) - - News - JOSEPH NDUNDA @MuthuiN­dunda (+)

Ju­bilee lead­ers yes­ter­day ac­cused Mom­basa Gov­er­nor Has­san Joho of in­ter­fer­ing with Nairobi pol­i­tics.

Nairobi Sen­a­tor Mike Sonko, Na­tional As­sem­bly ma­jor­ity leader Aden Duale, Nairobi woman rep­re­sen­ta­tive Rachael Shebesh, nom­i­nated Sen­a­tor Beatrice Elachi and nom­i­nated MPs So­nia Birdi and John­son Sakaja said Joho “must stop us­ing money sus­pected to have come from sus­pi­cious busi­ness to in­flu­ence Nairobi pol­i­tics”. They spoke dur­ing a rally in Mathare, Nairobi.

Duale said Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta has noth­ing to apol­o­gise for the re­marks he made in Narok dur­ing the funeral of for­mer Cab­i­net min­is­ter Wil­liam ole Nti­mama.

“Uhuru did not in­sult any­one. He said Kalonzo [Musyoka] and Raila [Odinga) will wait longer. But they [Uhuru and Deputy Pres­i­dent Wil­liam Ruto] will con­tinue build­ing the SGR, im­prov­ing health ser­vices and ed­u­ca­tion,” he said.

Duale said Uhuru and Ruto won at the 2013 elec­tions against the Cord lead­ers, de­spite hav­ing cases against them at the ICC. “Now they don’t have any bur­den. They will lock horns with them [Raila and Kalonzo],” Duale said. “Raila sali­vated in 1997, 2007, 2013 and will sali­vate again in 2017, even if they bring Joho to Nairobi.”

Elachi, who wants to run for the Dagoretti North MP seat, said Ju­bilee will “clip” Joho’s wings. “We want to tell you [Joho] that you will not in­flu­ence Nairobi pol­i­tics. We are com­ing to Mom­basa to teach you a les­son, be­cause you have no re­spect for the pres­i­dency,” Elachi said.

Nairobi gov­er­nor hope­ful Mar­garet Wan­jiru said Gov­er­nor Evans Kidero has sensed he will lose and is seek­ing Joho’s help to gain sup­port.

“Kidero, shame on you. You are a sit­ting gov­er­nor and you can’t mo­bilise sup­port­ers for a rally,” Wan­jiru said. “ODM has no sup­port in Nairobi. It ceased to have sup­port in Nairobi the mo­ment I quit it.”

They said they will sup­port who­ever will be picked by their sup­port­ers to run against Kidero.

/JOSEPH NDUNDA

For­mer Starehe MP Mar­garet Wan­jiru (hold­ing mic), Nairobi Sen­a­tor Mike Sonko (in cap), nom­i­nated MP John­son Sakaja (next to Sonko) and Nairobi woman rep­re­sen­ta­tive Rachael Shebesh in Mathare yes­ter­day

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Kenya

© PressReader. All rights reserved.