Tuesday June 18, 2019 - Kajiado West MP, George Sunkuyia, has said that he and a section of other Jubilee MPs are willing to part ways with President Uhuru Kenyatta in support of Deputy President William Ruto.
This comes only two days after the President fired shots at Jubilee leaders allied to Ruto, who have been engaging in early campaigns, accusing them of disrespecting him.
Speaking on Monday during the burial of Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri's brother, Bernard Ndungu, Sunkuyia blamed Uhuru's actions on Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) boss, Raila Odinga, claiming that Raila is out to use their friendship to wreck the party.
He claimed that Raila is misleading the President adding that Uhuru can proceed to give him whatever he is demanding but not the Jubilee Party.
“Uhuru can give Raila all he wants but not our party.”
“We are ready to support Uhuru on anything that means well for the country but if it has anything to do with Raila, that is where we shall part ways,” he said.
On the other hand, Kitui South MP, Rachael Nyamai, argued that Uhuru was responding to his new allies.
She said that Uhuru had been angered by members of the Opposition who have been pressuring him to drop his initial vows to endorse Ruto and back Raila for 2022 instead.
“It appears that there are people who have angered him.”
“I think it is those in the Opposition who wanted him to declare who he wants to succeed him," she said.
The Kenyan DAILY POST