Kamanda hails Uhuru, Raila truce and supports BBI team

Former Starehe MP Maina Kamanda receives a donation from Nyandarua Woman Representative Faith Gitau during a fundraiser in aid of Engineer Catholic Church. [George Njunge, Standard]

Some Jubilee leaders have reiterated their support for the handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition leader Raila Odinga. 

Led by nominated MP Maina Kamanda, the leaders said the handshake had resulted in political tranquility and should be supported by all.

Speaking during a fundraiser in aid of Engineer Catholic Church, Kamanda said there was peace in the country and it was bound to grow thanks to the co-operation between Uhuru and Raila.

“Raila did not arm-twist Uhuru to accommodate him in Government nor did he demand anything that was not out of the love for this nation,” he said.

He was accompanied by Maoka Maore (Igembe North), Zachary Kwenya (Kinangop) Nyandarua Woman Rep Faith Gitau, former Kikuyu MCA Peter Kibuku and 2017 Nyandarua Woman Rep aspirant Monica Nyambura. 

"We as central Kenya people are keenly watching this handshake and we are waiting for Uhuru to show us the way come 2022 and that is the direction we will follow. Whoever the President will show us that is the person we willll back," Kamanda added.

Maore said the country could have sunk into oblivion after the 2017 elections, but the truce saw normalcy return to all corners of the nation.

He claimed that Punguza Mizigo initiative to change the Constitution is crafted to fight the Building Bridges Initiative.

Kamanda said the Building Bridges Initiative and Punguza Mizigo should be given a chance so that Kenyans can decide what is good for Wanjiku.

"This country is being looted left, right and centre with some money finding its way into churches through known people, this trend must stop, " Kamanda said.

In a thinly veiled barb aimed at Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu, Kamanda said people should not run to the airport to receive the President "yet it is known that their intention is to ask him to help them with their court cases".

"People must face justice, all those mentioned in any scam must step aside and let the investigative agencies and the courts to do their work, asserted the former Starehe MP.

Thirdway Alliance Kenya Party leader Ekuru Aukot has accused Jubilee, ODM and Wiper party leaders of sponsoring the petitions against his Punguza Mizigo Bill in court. 

Aukot also alleged that ODM leader Raila Odinga, Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka, Jubilee’s Aden Duale and Ford Kenya’s Moses Wetang'ula were undermining devolution by opposing increased resources and funding to the wards. The leaders, he said, are using Kenyans for their selfish gains.

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