My decision to attend Jubilee rally was a difficult one - Ali

Hours after attending a Jubilee rally, Former KTN investigative journalist and Nyali MP Mohammed Ali has announced that...

The move left a section of the public speculating that he had officially joined Kenyatta's Jubilee party.

However, Ali has now clarified why he attended the rally despite being an ardent supporter of NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga.

The newly elected legislator stated that he chose to welcome the President in his constituency adding that it was a difficult decision to make.

"So I welcomed the President to my constituency to remind him of that, just as I will remind the Former Prime Minister should I get the opportunity to do so. The lives of our people, indeed, the soul of this country, is of far greater importance that whatever enmity the two men, and their parties seem to have for one another.

"I hope that perhaps, in welcoming a man, and a party whose policies I personally disagree with, shows the public that politics is important, but that their lives are more important. As an Independent Member of Parliament, my responsibility is FIRST and FOREMOST to the people of Nyali, who elected me," part of the statement read.

While delivering his speech, the former journalist steered clear of politics and mentioned the issues affecting the people of Nyali.

"The people of this constituency need jobs, better healthcare and education for their children, and a hope for the future," Ali said.

The former MP vied as an independent candidate after losing controversially to Said Abdalla during the ODM nominations but emerged victorious on August 8.


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