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I am not a Jubilee mole, Ababu Namwamba says

POLITICS
By Jackline Inyanji | July 1st 2015

Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Secretary General Ababu Namwamba has dismissed claims that he is a Jubilee mole.

He said people should stop talking about the visit Western MPs made to State House since it had nothing to do with politics but only dealt with development and how to improve the region's economy.

"The meeting was not about CORD or Jubilee but about the economic well-being of the people. When people from different parties meet, it does not mean that one of them has abandoned his party but that leaders have matured enough to close ranks when the lives of Kenyans are at sake," the Budalangi MP said.

He continued: "My party leader Raila Odinga was in Kisumu welcoming the President, will you also start saying that even he has become a mole? If other parties meet with the Jubilee Government it is for the sake of development."

PETTY POLITICS

Mr Namwamba told leaders to stop engaging in politics that will not enrich the country noting that ODM intends to get into power come 2017 and that this will only be realised by doing away with petty politics.

"I am not a visitor at ODM, I am there by right and to stay permanently and pensionable. If anyone has a problem with that, they can look for something else to do because we want to run the party in a mature manner," Namwamba said.

The MP said the Western caucus wants the President to revive sugar factories by ensuring cheap sugar imports, that have been a challenge to the sugar industry, become a thing of the past.

"We need to have our ailing sugar factories revived while we work toward putting an end to sugar cartels who bring in cheap sugar from Brazil and Pakistan," he said.

Namwamba was speaking at St Nicholas Port Victoria Mixed Primary School in Budalangi constituency, where Slovakia Ambassador to Kenya Dr Michal Mlyna’r handed over five classrooms funded by Slovak-Aid.

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