MPs Accuse Raila of Preventing Them from Meeting Uhuru

Inua Mama team in Nakuru on Friday, September 7, 2019. Photo/Courtesy

Political leaders allied to Deputy President William Ruto’s camp have now claimed that ODM party leader Raila Odinga has prevented them from meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Speaking at Nakuru ASK show grounds on Friday, the over 30 Inua Mama women leaders accused the opposition chief saying he had made it difficult for them to discuss Jubilee’s manifestos with the President.

They lamented that despite being in the government, it had become so hard for them to meet the party’s leader in a bid to discuss party matters and planning for the country.

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President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga at a past function.

The simply irritated group observed that the trend slowly began soon after President Uhuru shook hands with Raila Odinga in March 2018.

Led by Laikipia county women representative Ms. Catherine Waruguru, the women MPs blamed Raila for being the ongoing wrangles inside the ruling Jubilee party saying that the good relationship between the President and party leaders had so far deteriorated.

“Everything was in order until the time Mr. Odinga came in. That is where everything started moving south! currently, it is so hard getting to the President to discuss party matters” stated Waruguru.

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President Uhuru Kenyatta (centre), former Prime Minister Raila Odinga (right) and Deputy President William Ruto after attending Interdenominational prayers at KICC in Nairobi 2018.

“The President used to hear us as Jubilee members. He used to take seriously everything we told him. Sadly, since Raila’s intrusion into government, everything has gone sour” added the MP.

Their claims come just some weeks after President Kenyatta announced that he had cut links with some of his friends who have gone against his directions as well as corrupt leaders.

Despite this, the leaders in one voice observed that Raila will not succeed in his attempts promising that they will continue with their campaigns to popularise Deputy President William Ruto’s 2022 Presidential bid.

“The President and his Deputy William Ruto mutually agreed that each will lead for a span of two terms hence after President Kenyatta’s term come to an end in 2022, we will elect Dr. William Ruto. That is the agreement we made as Jubilee and we will not go against it” observed Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika

Kihika insisted that the BBI is a plan by Mr. Odinga to get into power using the back door after being defeated in the polls for four consecutive times.

“After sensing that there is nowhere he is going, he has now embarked on constitution change to cause drama in the country. We understand that his push for a constitution change is clearly driven by his greed for power” she stated.

Her sentiments were echoed by Uasin Gishu county women rep Gladys Boss Sholei who added that Jubilee’s promise to have William Ruto as its automatic candidate in 2022 will not change.



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