We’ll bring you down, Sunkuli, Konchel­lah and Ntutu tell Tu­nai

‘The Maa­sai com­mu­nity is a mi­nor­ity eth­nic group. We have to be care­ful how we play our pol­i­tics to en­sure our in­ter­ests are pro­tected. We are safe in the gov­ern­ment’

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties - ED­WIN NYARANGI @TheS­tarKenya

Narok West MP Patrick Ntutu, for­mer De­vo­lu­tion PS John Konchel­lah and for­mer In­ter­nal Se­cu­rity Min­is­ter Julius Sunkuli have said they are in Ju­bilee Party to stay.

Ntutu will run for Narok gov­er­nor, Konchel­lah for se­na­tor and Sunkuli for Kil­go­ris MP on the Ju­bilee Party ticket. They spoke in Kil­go­ris town on Thursday.

The three crit­i­cised Gov­er­nor Sa­muel Tu­nai for cre­at­ing the im­pres­sion that lead­ers not in his camp are op­po­si­tion sym­pa­this­ers. They promised to give him a run for his money and en­sure he is not re­elected.

“The Maa­sai com­mu­nity is a mi­nor­ity eth­nic group. We have to be care­ful how we play our pol­i­tics to en­sure our in­ter­ests are pro­tected. We are safe be­ing in gov­ern­ment, sup­port­ing Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta and Deputy Pres­i­dent Wil­liam Ruto,” Ntutu said.

LOST PEO­PLE’S TRUST

He said res­i­dents are fed up with the gov­er­nor and want to re­place him as he has failed to take them to their de­sired des­ti­na­tion. Ntutu said res­i­dents no longer have any trust in Tu­nai.

The three lead­ers called for free and fair Ju­bilee Party nom­i­na­tions su­per­vised by the In­de­pen­dent Elec­toral and Bound­aries Com­mis­sion.

They said only then can it win the ma­jor­ity of seats and have a ma­jor­ity gov­ern­ment. “This will make it easy for the party to im­ple­ment its devel­op­ment agenda,” they said.

Konchel­lah said, “Some lead­ers go round say­ing they have the party ticket in their pock­ets. Let the Ju­bilee Party top lead­er­ship dis­pel this no­tion by al­low­ing free and fair nom­i­na­tions.”

He said the party will face a back­lash from its sup­port­ers if the nom­i­na­tions are not trans­par­ent.

Sunkuli urged their com­peti­tors to stop crit­i­cis­ing them for open­ing an of­fice in Kil­go­ris town last week. He said as a se­nior politi­cian, he has to show di­rec­tion.

/ED­WIN NYARANGI

Narok West MP Patrick Ntutu (Sec­ond Left), for­mer De­vo­lu­tion PS John Konchel­lah, for­mer In­ter­nal Se­cu­rity min­is­ter Julius Sunkuli and their sup­port­ers match in Kil­goirs town af­ter of­fi­cially open­ing a JP of­fice on Thursday

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