Jubilee MPs Meet with President Ruto at State House


In a surprising turn of events, 30 Jubilee MPs met with President William Ruto at the State House just hours after nine Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party officials did the same. The meeting caused a stir among the opposition as it is perceived as defiance towards the Azimio coalition, who had previously urged all actions be guided by the coalition’s leadership.

Defying Azimio: Jubilee MPs Show Support for Government

The meeting with the president, which included prominent politicians such as Nominated MPs Sabina Chege and Margaret Kamar, and MPs Yusuf Hassan and Adan Keynan, has caused a rift within the Azimio coalition. Narok Senator Ledama Ole Kina has even called for former President Uhuru Kenyatta to intervene. The move by the Jubilee politicians is seen as a break from the Azimio coalition’s stance and has caused tensions within the opposition.

Charm Offensive: President Ruto Works to Foster Unity Among Leaders

The meeting with the ODM officials from the Nyanza region, which included Phelix Odiwuor, Caroli Omondi, and Gideon Ochanda, among others, was part of the president’s charm offensive towards the opposition. During the meeting, President Ruto emphasized the importance of leaders working together to solve the challenges facing the country. However, the move was met with backlash from ODM, who claimed that the government was using plundered money to bribe opposition members.

Respect for Anointed Leaders: Sabina Chege Defends State House Visit

Nominated MP Sabina Chege, who was noticeably absent from recent rallies held by Azimio leader Raila Odinga, defended her visit to the State House. She stated that she respected the decision made by Kenyans to elect the Kenya Kwanza administration into power and affirmed that Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua was the de facto leader of the Mt Kenya region. Her visit and support for the government sparked controversy within the opposition and further fueled tensions within the Azimio coalition.

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