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Navakholo MP differs with Uhuru over Cabinet appointments

By Chrispen Sechere | Published Mon, January 8th 2018 at 12:16, Updated January 8th 2018 at 15:33 GMT +3
Navakholo MP Emmanuel Wangwe of Jubilee Party briefing the media in Mumias on Jan 6th, 2018 on the recent cabinet appointments by the president. [Photo/Chrispen Sechere].

Navakholo MP Emmanuel Wangwe has become the first Jubilee Party legislator from Western to criticise President Uhuru Kenyatta's Cabinet appointments.

Speaking during a series of meetings with his constituents yesterday, Mr Wangwe said the appointments were not inclusive as earlier expected.

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He said the President must keep his promise to spare two Cabinet slots for Western region as he strives to achieve regional balance in his new team, adding that would help Uhuru secure his legacy.

“Just like my colleagues in Jubilee from this side, I am not satisfied. We cannot agree to play second fiddle in this Government. We sacrificed a lot in terms of selling the party across Western, which is an Opposition stronghold,” he said.

Wangwe said they would wait and see if the President would consider the region when filling the remaining slots.

"We risk having Jubilee lose its popularity in the region if our people are not considered for positions in the Cabinet. I am pleading with Uhuru (to act)," he added.