Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru has statted that Elegeyo-Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen and Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika left President Uhuru Kenyatta with no choice but to oust them.
Speaking on Wednesday, May 13, in Kirinyaga, Waiguru stated that the president needed to make the decision to remove the two from the party’s Senate leadership to allow him deliver on his mandate which was, in part, dependent on effective leadership of his party members in Parliament.
“The assignment given in Senate for example, as a Jubilee member and as a leader, is to support the agenda of the government and therefore if you differ with the government, it will not be possible for you to support the government in the house.
“Therefore he had no choice but to ensure he does changes to enable him to finish on his mandate as the president,” said the Governor.
Waiguru also assured the President of her full support including endorsing the Jubilee-KANU merger.
“We support His Excellency the President as our party leader for getting into a coalition agreement with other parties such as KANU in order to enable him to continue driving the development agenda of this country.
“As you have heard me talking to these people, when you ask them if they support Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, all of them agree that they support him.
“He is our president and our party leader and so we support the changes and we know he did it properly because it is imperative that he is able to deliver on his mandate,” said Waiguru.
The former Devolution CS also noted that all elected Jubilee Party leaders were guided by a code of conduct that they committed to uphold before being nominated to vie on the party’s ticket.
“When all of us were getting into Jubilee Party before we got our nomination, we signed a code of conduct and that code of conduct set how we would be conducting ourselves as members of Jubilee Party.
“It cannot be that the members of Jubilee Party are the ones who insult the president or defy him as members of Jubilee,” noted Waiguru.
Waiguru was speaking as she received 3,600 sanitizers from EABL for use by frontline workers and also flagged off the distribution of relief food to 2,750 families affected by floods and 15,000 masks.