Stop politicking and wait for 2017 polls, Kindiki tells opposition

Senate Majority Leader says Jubilee Party merger would end tribalism.

Sunday January 10 2016

Senate Majority Leader Kithure Kindiki addresses mourners during the burial Ms Nancy Mbuba Mbungu in Tharaka Nithi County on Saturday. He told off the opposition for continued criticism to the government over development and plan to merge affiliated parties. PHOTO | KEVIN NGAI | NATION

Senate Majority Leader Kithure Kindiki addresses mourners during the burial Ms Nancy Mbuba Mbungu in Tharaka Nithi County on January 9, 2016. He told off the opposition for continued criticism to the government over development and plan to merge affiliated parties. PHOTO | KEVIN NGAI | NATION 

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The Jubilee Coalition has told off the opposition over its continued criticism of the government.

Senate Majority Leader Kithure Kindiki, who expressed confidence that the Jubilee Party will again beat the opposition to clinch the presidency come 2017, restated that dissolving affiliate parties and forming one strong one would end tribalism in the country.

He said the opposition should stop politicking and instead, wait until 2017 since “they can neither change anything now nor succeed in blackmailing the President.”

The Tharaka Nithi Senator, who was speaking during the burial of Ms Nancy Mbuba Mbungu in Igamatundu village, accused the opposition of underdevelopment on Sunday.

He said Jubilee lawmakers have concentrated on development at the grassroots, a fact he said, will give President Uhuru Kenyatta a direct ticket back to State House.

AVOID POLITICS

“Avoid politics at this time, if we have done nothing the electorates are watching, if we have done something, they are still watching too. When President Uhuru Kenyatta took office in 2013, some Class Eight pupils missed their final examinations because they lacked Kenya Certificate of Primary Education Examinations enrolment fees, now the government is paying for each and every candidate,” said the senator.

“We want to lower secondary schools fees and by 2018, we want education in public day secondary schools to be free,” he added.
Prof Kindiki insisted all Jubilee Coalition affiliate parties must dissolve and join Jubilee Party.

“We want everyone to come out of the kiosk and get into the supermarket. The merger will promote national cohesion. We are after uniting the nation,” he said.

JOIN JUBILEE PARTY

Chuka-Igambang’ombe MP Muthomi Njuki and Woman Representative Ms Beatrice Nkatha said those who will not join the Jubilee Party in the region, stand to lose elections.

Prof Kindiki urged the residents to pray for Deputy President William Ruto’s case at the International Criminal Court at The Hague.

“We believe in God and with prayers, our Deputy President will be set free,” said Prof Kindiki.

He said that the 2007-2008 post-election violence, which affected many parts of the country, was not caused by Mr Ruto and journalist Joshua Sang but “sins” of all Kenyans.

“The skirmishes experienced in Eldoret, Kisumu, Nairobi and Mombasa among other places were not caused by the two Kenyan’s accused in ICC but all of us,” he said.

He said once the case is concluded, the leaders will concentrate in serving Kenyans.

Kindiki called on Kenyans to forgive each other and unite so that the “shame” of violence will not occur in the country again adding that the Jubilee government will deliver on its manifesto despite many critics from the opposition.

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