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Exclusive Ababu Namwamba reveals the unknown reason he campaigned for Uhuru

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In a candid interview with Pulselive.co.ke, Ababu opens up on why he switched camps and vigorously campaigned for Uhuru.

President Uhuru Kenyatta when he was endorsed by Ababu Namwamba for a second term on May 29, 2017. Namwamba has revealed the reasons why he campaigned for President Uhuru Kenyatta. play President Uhuru Kenyatta when he was endorsed by Ababu Namwamba for a second term on May 29, 2017. Namwamba has revealed the reasons why he campaigned for President Uhuru Kenyatta. (Enos Teche)

Foreign Affairs Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Ababu Namwamba has revealed the unknown reason he campaigned for President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy  William Ruto in the run-up to the 2017 elections.

Many Kenyans, especially those from the NASA coalition speculated that Namwamba ditched the opposition and campaigned for the Jubilee administration led by Kenyatta and DP Ruto in order to be incorporated into the government.

However, the former Budalang'i MP has come out to explain why he switched camps and joined Jubilee.

Speaking exclusively to Pulselive.co.ke, Namwamba disclosed that he did not campaign for the president and his deputy to be appointed to government.

play Foreign Affairs Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Ababu Namwamba during the interview with Pulselive.co.ke. He has revealed the unknown reasons why he campaigned for President Uhuru Kenyatta. (Pulse Live Kenya)

 

"I am a smart guy. I have gone to school and I have gone to school well. I am a patriot and I love my country. I could see clearly President Kenyatta and DP Ruto had a good vision for this country and I wanted to be part of that vision," the foreign affairs CAS said.

He admitted that he wanted to be associated with the Jubilee's agenda of making Kenya better.

"I am happy that they (Kenyatta and Ruto) won the election. I was very excited to hear about the Big Four Agenda of manufacturing, universal health care,  affordable housing, food security and I wanted to be part of that," the Foreign CAS stated.

play Foreign Affairs Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Ababu Namwamba when he was being sworn in at State House. He has revealed the unknown reasons why he campaigned for President Uhuru Kenyatta. (Facebook)

 

Despite the risk of losing his Budalangi seat due to campaigning for the Jubilee Party in an area largely perceived to be pro-NASA, the ex-legislator maintained that he made a conscious decision adding that he had been vindicated.

"Even those who were opposed to my move are now following suit. Life is about taking risks. For you to discover new territory, you've got to be brave enough to lose sight of the shores. I have never shied away from taking risks and am a happy man," the former Budalangi MP affirmed.

He welcomed the new unity pact by President Kenyatta and NASA leader Raila Odinga stating that the new augurs well for the country.

play President Uhuru Kenyatta and Foreign Affairs CAS Ababu Namwamba. Namwamba has revealed the unknown reasons why he campaigned for President Uhuru Kenyatta. (Citizen Digital)

 

Namwamba congratulated the two leaders for their show of statesmanship and putting the country first saying that it will lower political temperatures and bring back investor confidence in Kenya.

Read Also: Government restores security detail of NASA leaders

He also urged the other co-principals Wiper's Kalonzo Musyoka, ANC's Musalia Mudavadi and Ford Kenya's Moses Wetangula to join the unity agenda to further take the country forward.

 

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