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Arati: Imran win vote of confidence on handshake

By Edwin Nyarangi | November 9th 2019

Dagoretti North MP Simba Arati (pictured) has told Deputy President William Ruto that the results of Kibra by-election is a pointer to what will happen in 2022.

Arati who spoke to the Sunday Standard on Phone said that Kibra MP-elect Bernard Okoth was a handshake candidate, a clear indication that the people of Kenya supported the initiative by President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga.

The Dagoretti North MP called on the DP and his allies to read the signs that majority of Kenyans were behind Uhuru and Raila and would support recommendation made by the Building Bridges Initiative which are for the good of the country.

“Kenyans want to have a peaceful and prosperous country, values that are being championed through BBI which they are going to support once the report is made public, those opposed to it should know this,” said Arati.

He took a swipe to his colleagues from Kisii and Nyamira Counties who went to campaign for the Jubilee candidate in Kibra saying that they were not representing the interests of the people who elected them who are firmly in the ODM party.

The legislator said Uhuru and Raila had the best interests of the country at heart and that is why they decided to work together for the sake of the country and that Kenyans did not want to get involved in election violence in future.

Arati said that the people of Kibra showed a good example by not allowing legislators allied to the Deputy President to bribe them on the voting day by chasing them away since they wanted to influence the elections by having an unpopular candidate elected.

“Kenyans want good leaders and have decided that in future someone will not influence them to elect people whose track record is not clear in whatever leadership position in future,” said Arati.


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