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Sabina Chege now criticizes Uhuru, Raila

Monday, February 20th, 2023 12:29 | By
Sabina Chege now criticizes Uhuru, Raila
Sabina Chege with Uhuru, Raila and Kalonzo during the inaugural Azimio Council meeting in Nairobi on April 21, 2022. PHOTO/Courtesy

Jubilee-nominated Member of Parliament (MP) Sabina Chege is lamenting that her party leader President Uhuru Kenyatta 'has not been in touch' ever since he retired in September 2022.

Speaking during an interview on Inooro TV on Sunday, February 19, 2023, Chege lamented that Jubilee members have been seeking Uhuru countless times to offer them guidance in vain.

She further criticised Uhuru's speeches in Luanda, Vihiga county and Kisumu where he declared that Raila Odinga was his party leader.

"As we waited for his leadership, we saw him aboard a truck in Kisumu declaring that his party leader was ODM's Raila Odinga," Sabina Chege lamented.

The Jubilee-nominated MP wondered whether the party had since been pawned to ODM.

Furthermore, Chege said the Jubilee members are yet to get orders from Uhuru himself to join Azimio's anti-government rallies that have been taking place across the country.

"We have only been seeing our former Secretary General Jeremiah Kioni attending alone."

Chege noted that Jubilee leaders have been interpreting Kioni to be scheming to form his own political party or movement without any consultations with the party structures.

The Jubilee-nominated MP claimed that Raila is using the anti-government rallies to seek a handshake that will benefit himself.

"He has a way of seeking handshakes after losing. He uses people to achieve those handshakes but abandons them after he benefits. I have accepted we lost but I will not now go his route of using people to gain for himself alone," she said.

Chege further told Uhuru that most of his allies in Mt Kenya lost their seats because they stuck by him and the political decision he made to support Raila's candidacy.

"Many of your allies lost the vote not because they were bad but because they stuck with you," She said.

The former Murang’a Woman Representative also claimed that Kenya Kwanza wanted to front her as their candidate in the Nairobi gubernatorial race.

"Personally I had been approached with an offer by the Kenya Kwanza Alliance to be Nairobi gubernatorial seat running mate, but I turned it down for your sake," she added.

Chege further faulted Uhuru claiming that he didn't build them to be accomplished leaders.

"You did nothing to build us to become accomplished leaders compared to how we are seeing other party leaders do," she said.

The Jubilee MP also alleged that the party had been taken over by Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition because of weak leadership.

"Jubilee party has been taken over by other Azimio to a point that they are now making us collide especially in the Mountain, simply because our weakest point is lack of leadership".

She added that other Azimio parties have been shortchanging the Jubilee party in sharing out positions in parliamentary committees.

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