Why we don’t have a presidential candidate in 2022 - Jubilee governor
SEE ALSO :Uhuru's tax gamble that enraged KenyansHe added that no political party will be barred by anyone from fielding a candidate in the 2022 election. “They should first give President Uhuru Kenyatta to leave a legacy during his last term. Let them (Uhuru, Ruto) be given an opportunity to serve for the benefit of Kenya. “If they want to field a candidate come 2022, they are at liberty,” said the governor. Njuki said their preferred candidate would only be selected on the basis of the benefits that they accorded the county. Tharaka-Nithi County is a Jubilee stronghold according to recent vote patterns and was the source of the crucial swing vote that saw former President Mwai Kibaki secure his second term during the disputed 2007 General Election. Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka to ditch Raila Odinga and join the ruling party. Governor Njuki said that the party was ready to receive Kalonzo to ensure his relevance in the political scene.
SEE ALSO :Investors get nod for SGR extensionNjuki added that such a calculated move would benefit Kalonzo and also unite Kenya ahead of General Election. "We will welcome Kalonzo with open arms so that we can work together to develop the country by uniting our county with Ukambani counties," he stated. Chuka/Igambangombe MP Patrick Munene echoed Njuki’s statement saying that Kalonzo needs to jump ship for his political survival. “Raila went on to swear himself in as the people’s president and within no time, he started calling for elections in August. This shows that he has run out of political ideas and Kalonzo should abandon him,” said Munene. The leaders spoke during the launch of the upgrading of the 20-kilometre Kajuki-Kabururu- Ishiara road in Chuka/Igambang’ombe Constituency.