Ti­mamy will still work with Pres­i­dent Uhuru de­spite ditch­ing Ju­bilee for Amani

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Coast -

Lamu Gov­er­nor Issa Ti­mamy has said he will main­tain his good re­la­tion­ship and co­op­er­a­tion with Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta, de­spite ditch­ing Ju­bilee for ANC. Ti­mamy was elected on a UDF ticket on March 4, 2013. On July 21, he an­nounced he would leave UDF for the new Ju­bilee Party, which was formed on Septem­ber 10. On Oc­to­ber 3, he said he is no longer in­ter­ested in Ju­bilee or Cord, as they have many can­di­dates. He an­nounced he would run for re­elec­tion on an Amani ticket. Speak­ing in Lamu on Sun­day, Ti­mamy said the Lamu gov­ern­ment will con­tinue co­op­er­at­ing with and re­spect­ing the na­tional gov­ern­ment. “My move from Ju­bilee to ANC is a per­sonal one and I shall not mix it with my man­date to serve the peo­ple of Lamu. I will con­tinue work­ing with the Pres­i­dent,” he said. Some politi­cians in Lamu say Ti­mamy’s de­fec­tion from Ju­bilee might re­sult in Lamu be­ing de­nied ben­e­fits by the na­tional gov­ern­ment.

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