Jubilee MPs warn Uhuru

The warning came hours after Orengo said Raila was the best candidate for 2022

Speaking at Moi Kapsowar Girls’ High School in Elgeyo-Marakwet County on Sunday, Jubilee legislators allied to Deputy President William Ruto led by Senate Majority leader Kipchumba Murkomen, warned that Odinga, who entered into a unity pact with President Kenyatta in March, was now engaging in political activities instead of preaching peace and unity.

The leaders claimed that the "NASA leader's intentions were suspect”.

2022 Candidate

The warning came hours after Senate Minority leader James Orengo in Migori County said the former Prime Minister was still their best candidate in 2022.

"Some people are saying Raila should retire, but we firmly believe he has not accomplished his goal,” Orengo stated.

Murkomen said Odinga had taken advantage of the famous Harambee House handshake to popularise himself for 2022.

I’ve known all through Raila is ready for 2022. I want to tell him we’re also ready for that competition. When it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck then it is duck. Raila is ready for 2022 and it will be an easy go for Ruto. We will only wait for the last two months and start campaigning because we know all his weaknesses. The truth is out. We’ve been asking ourselves why Raila’s handshakes have been selective,” Murkomen said.

Ruto support

Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria maintained that the Mt Kenya communities will support DP Ruto.

“We will be happy if Raila vies in 2022. He will be the easiest man to beat. We now know there is more to do with 2022 in Raila’s handshakes than uniting the country,” Kuria added.

Leaders present included the deputy president, Governors Alex Tolgos (Elgeyo Marakwet) and Jackson Mandago (Uasin Gishu), MPs Gathoni Wamuchomba (Kiambu), William Kisang (Marakwet West), Kangogo Bowen (Marakwet East), Daniel Rono (Keiyo South), Jane Chebaibai (Elgeyo Marakwet), Kipsengeret Koros (Sigoin Sigowett), Zachary Thuku (Kinangop), Lydia Aika (Taita Taveta), Beatrice Nkatha (Tharaka Nithi), John Kiarie (Dagorethi South) and Oscar Sudi (Kapsaret).


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