Elections 2017

Jubilee MCAs hit out at Tanga Tanga, Kieleweke camps over fights in church

Nairobi MCAs allied to the Jubilee faction have hit out at the Tanga Tanga and Kieleweke political camps urging them to stop fighting in churches.

Led by Assembly majority leader Abdi Hassan, the ward reps castigated the two groups saying their actions were disrespectful to the church which is a place of worship.

The legislators termed the fights as uncalled for and which had brought shame not only to the alter but also the entire leadership structure.

“Leaders should desist from launching political attacks in churches because that is holy ground. It is sad that this type of politicking only happens in churches but not in mosques or temples,” stated Guyo.

Guyo who doubles up as Matopeni ward MCA urged the leaders to instead channel their energy into debates during plenary sessions in parliament and at the county assemblies.

The MCAs who were speaking during a fund raising event in Kayole on Sunday further urged the two camps to focus on helping President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto in implementing the big four agenda.

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“Come 2022, Kenyans will not vote for whoever shouts the loudest in churches but based on who has brought the most development in their wards or constituencies,” stated the majority leader.

“Early campaigns are delaying development at the expense of the citizens who voted the government into power. Leaders need to be reminded that there is currently a president, but come 2022 the Jubilee party will decide who to take over.”

This comes just days after a church fundraiser in Muranga turned chaotic at Gitui Catholic Church after Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro stormed in and vowed to preside over the ceremony which was attended by Jubilee Party leaders affiliated to the Kieleweke faction.

Mr Nyoro who is allied to the Tanga Tanga group that roots for a William Ruto’s presidency, arrived late for the Sunday function after the over 20 members allied to Kieleweke had taken their seats.

Shortly after nominated MP Maina Kamanda introduced his team, Nyoro took over the microphone and declared that he was the area MP and hence would be the one to invite the guests to speak, a move objected by Mr Kamanda.

"I can't allow people from Nairobi to come and take over my constituency as if they know this area. I am an elected leader and I tell Mr Kamanda to his face that let them produce the list of the guests so that I can invite them," quipped Nyoro.

MP Ndindi Nyoro has since apologised for his actions that sparked the fight.

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At the same time, MCAs have urged their fellow politicians to embrace the handshake in order to forge peace.

They observed that the handshake was a uniting gesture that is aimed at ensuring peace thus providing a conducive business environment.