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How Uhuru saved Kalembe Ndile from working at Sonko's bar

From club attendant to top job

President Kenyatta with Former Kibwezi MP and Tip Tip Party leader Kalembe Ndile

Reports have emerged on how former Kibwezi MP Kalembe Ndile was working at Governor Mike Sonko's club in Kilifi.

According to Standard, Mr Ndile was out of work after his political career hit a snug.

Governor Sonko did not want to give the former MP a job at the Sonko Rescue team and thus he opted for his club in Kilifi where Kalembe worked before President Uhuru Kenyatta appointed him to the Tana Athi Water works board.


Uhuru took pity

The former MP is said to have worked at the bar located in Kikambala, Kilifi County where he also received high-end guests visiting the Nairobi County boss.

When President Kenyatta received the news that Mr Ndile was working as a bar attendant, he is said to have decided to appoint him to the board for a period of three years.

Before the 2017 General Election, Kalembe had dissolved his Tip Tip Party and joined Jubilee. He later threatened to walk out of the party citing betrayal from the party.

Wrangles with Jubilee


He accused President Kenyatta and DP William Ruto of failing to fulfil their promise to secure him a job in government despite according them ‘overwhelming support’ during the 2017 elections.

Mr Ndile further claimed that the Jubilee Party’s national steering committee that was co-chaired by Kiraitu Murungi and Noah Wekesa, of which he is a member, was sidelined immediately after the August 8 elections.

I was promised a job in government once Jubilee captured the second term but now I have been left in the cold. To make matter worse I’m more learned than some of the cabinet secretaries who were appointed without toiling for Jubilee,” Mr Ndile claimed.


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