Jubilee party members with their Kanu counterparts in Mandera county have told the newly crowned majority leader of the senate, Samuel Poghisio, to exercise his duties without fear and favour. Poghisio replaced Elgeyo Marakwet senator Kipchumba Murkomen, a political ally of the besieged deputy president William Ruto. Members of the two parties lauded the Jubilee-Kanu pact expressing optimism that the coordination deal between the two had taken too long.
Mandera county Kanu coordinator Hussein Osman said members from both parties will roll out grassroots meetings to popularise the deal once Covid-19 is tamed in the country. He said the post-election pact between Jubilee and Kanu is an indicator that Uhuru Kenyatta commands respect and following. He said Uhuru has been calling for national unity adding that other parties were willing to follow Kanu footsteps ahead of 2022 general elections.
Hussein told off those questioning the legitimacy of the post-poll agreement adding that the political Parties Dispute Resolution Tribunal will affirm the decision despite the opposition from irked politicians. “Politicians licking wounds of defeat are the ones opposing changes made in the senate and the Jubilee-Kanu partnership. They fear the political landslide that will displace them in the coming general election,” added Hussein.