Sakaja’s association with Azimio splits Kenya Kwanza MCAs at City Hall

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Members of County Assembly affiliated to the Kenya Kwanza Alliance are divided over Governor Johnson Sakaja association with the Azimio la Umoja Coalition.

A group of MCAs led by Leader of Minority Anthony Kiragu has accused the Governor of being involved in Azimio activities.

“We are aware that he facilitated the planning of the Azimio meeting. He donated Charter Hall on Sunday afternoon where groups were meeting during the day to strategise, mobilise and do fundraising for that event,” Kiragu claimed

Kiragu accused Sakaja of ignoring the party that sponsored him.

“Sakaja was elected on a UDA ticket and we all know the tiff that was there before they settled on him.We are appealing to him not wear a yellow T-shirt during the day and a blue one at night,” he said.

Kiragu had also claimed that in his appointment of members of the County Executive Committee and Chief Officers, the Governor awarded key positions to the Azimio side.

But Sakaja (pictured) dismissed his claims, saying President William Ruto and the UDA leadership had given him the go-ahead to blend his Cabinet since the Azimio are the Majority in the County Assembly.

Yesterday, Minority whip Mark Mugambi claimed that his life was in danger after he criticised Sakaja over remarks suggesting that he was ready to broker a truce between President Ruto and ODM leader Raila Odinga.

“I’m quite disturbed that someone I campaigned for can send goons to attack me for playing a role I was elected to play,” Mugambi said.

However, the pro-sakaja faction claimed the Governor should be allowed to deliver his promises to the people of Nairobi.

They said that accusations by the Leader of Minority were meant to prevent Sakaja’s administration from delivering on his campaign promises.

“We want to assure the residents of Nairobi and UDA supporters that we are in a good working relationship with the Governor. In fact, he has been working hard to deliver to Nairobi residents,” Kahawa West MCA Clement Kamaru said.

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua on Wednesday met Nairobi Jubilee MCAs as part of his efforts to woo leaders allied to Azimio into the government’s side.

 Sakaja and Gachagua have been embroiled in a war of words over the management of the city.

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