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Calls for Jubilee party PG meeting

By Titus Too | April 2nd 2019 at 12:00:00 GMT +0300

Some Jubilee party legislators are rooting for a parliamentary group (PG) meeting of the governing party to cool political temperatures.

The leaders, who spoke separately, suggested that the parliamentary group will assist reduce the tension that has threatened to split the party that has seen the emergence of groupings and dissenting voices.

They said the leaders need to speak in one voice and have a common political and development agenda if President Uhuru Kenyatta’s economic pillars are to be achieved.

“All leaders are currently reading from their own script. There is no national agenda. There is a need for a PG so that the President can set agenda for the country and share with members,” said Cornelly Serem, the MP for Aldai.

Mr Serem said the country should not be subjected to politicking, saying energies should be directed towards transforming the living standards of citizens.

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“At the moment, we are only watching the handshake because nobody has discussed it with members. We do not know about it,” he said yesterday.

He noted that maize planting season has set in yet the Government has not procured subsidised fertiliser for farmers.

William Kisang (Marakwet West) said there is too much politics in the country at the expense of development.

In a recent interview, Nandi Senator Kiprotich Cherargei said there is a need to convene a Jubilee parliamentary group meeting to weed out those who are against the party’s constitution.

He said ‘enemies’ out to derail the party's political cause and achievement of the Big Four agenda should be shown the door.

Keiyo South MP Daniel Rono said there is need a retreat so that everyone is given an opportunity to make recommendations.

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