Kajiado Leaders Warn Raila Odinga Against Disrupting William Ruto's 2022 Bid

  • A section of Jubilee leaders from Kajiado County led by Governor Joseph Ole Lenku on Saturday stated that National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga should not expect to be backed by Jubilee Party in 2022.

    The leaders stated that the reconciliation between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Mr Odinga must not be construed to mean that there could be a 2022 election deal between Jubilee leaders and Raila.

    Governor Ole Lenku pointed out that the Jubilee leaders welcomed the dialogue between the duo but it should not hinder the Party's succession plan.

    "The unity efforts' must be solely to help Jubilee fast track the achievement of its Four sector agenda, not to disrupt the Jubilee political arithmetic which was agreed should go beyond 2017.

    [caption caption="Kajiado Governor Joseph Ole Lenku (Twitter)"][/caption]

    “We have carefully studied the Jubilee manifesto and the Deputy President is best placed to offer continuity to achieve all the development programmes spelt in it," he stated. 

    The former IG affirmed that the ruling party will resist any political move that hinders DP Ruto's ascendancy to Presidency.

    Kajiado West MP George Sunkuya on his part noted that the deal with the NASA leader should be used to boost DP Ruto's presidential bid.

    "We are different parties. Our Jubilee Party has its own political plan. That plan will go on with or without the NASA input.We have welcomed them but our man is Mr Ruto," he stated.

    Nonetheless, the DP has maintained the pact between President Kenyatta and Odinga was not a political stunt but a commitment to peace and development of the country.

    "Issues of politics from Monday to Monday; day to night are now behind us. Let’s now plan on the development and how to address the needs of our people," he stated.

    [caption caption="Kajiado Governor Joseph Ole Lenku (Twitter)"][/caption]