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DP woos Jubilee MPs as Kega maintains they haven’t ditched Azimio

Tuesday, January 24th, 2023 06:40 | By
DP woos Jubilee MPs as Kega maintains they haven’t ditched Azimio
DP Gachagua has a word with Nominated MP Sabina Chege. He hosted a group of MPs from the Jubilee Party on January 20, 2023. PD/dpcs

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua brokered a deal that brought Jubilee Party MPs to the government, we can report.

The eleven MPs yesterday held a breakfast meeting with President William Ruto which was also attended by the DP.

Last week the Jubilee MPs met Gachagua at his office at Harambee House Annex for a closed-door meeting which lasted two hours.

A source close to the meeting who did not want to be named said the DP was keen to bring together all the leaders in the Mount Kenya region as he seeks to consolidate the region and take the kingpin mantle.

Attended meeting

MPs who attended yesterday’s meeting at State House included Sabina Chege (Nominated), Kanini Kega (EALA), David Kiaraho (Ol Kalou), Irene Njoki (Bahati), Zachary Kwenya (Kinangop), Shadrack Mwiti (South Imenti) and Mark Mwenje (Embakasi West).

Others were Amos Mwago (Starehe), Daniel Karitho (Igembe Central), Stanley Muthama (Lamu West) and Joseph Githuku (Lamu).

Speaking after the meeting with the DP last week, Kega said, “We had gone to discuss our issues pertaining to the mountain and our unity, but most importantly we dealt with the many projects the former President Uhuru Kenyatta had started and we are happy that the current regime is keen to complete the many of them,” he said.

Yesterday, President Ruto said he was keen on uniting all the leaders to push the agenda of the people of Kenya forward.

Working relationship

 “We must build a bigger and better team that will work together to effectively prosecute the agenda of the people of Kenya.

“We cannot move our country forward by leaving others behind,” Ruto said in a statement.

Kega was however quick to add that Jubilee Party had not joined Kenya Kwanza but had opened a working relationship in and outside parliament and supported the government with its agenda in Parliament and criticise it when necessary.

“By supporting the government, it does not mean that we have shifted from Jubilee to Kenya Kwanza, we are still in Jubilee, and still in opposition but we are smart Opposition in that if there is something positive the government is bringing, we support and if there is something that it is not doing right, we will fault the government,” Kega noted.

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