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MP defends his decision to reject Raila’s party and join Jubilee

By Steve Mkawale | April 7th 2016
Nakuru town West MP Samuel Arama during an interview at a Nakuru Hotel on March 16,2015. [PHOTO:KIPSANG JOSEPH/Standard]

Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama (ODM) has said he has no regrets working with the ruling Jubilee coalition.

The MP has been on the spot over his decision to ditch the Orange party.

"This country cannot be governed by leaders who cannot respect the president. The whistle-blowing in Parliament was a childish behaviour," he said.

Arama said attempts by ODM leader Raila Odinga to defend the behaviour of party MPs during President Uhuru Kenyatta's State of the Nation address was a clear indication he has no respect for the presidency.

During last month's visit by President Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto in Nakuru, Arama was one of the leaders who addressed a meeting at State House and declared he had broken ranks with Raila.

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