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Kuria claims defection of Gusii leaders to Jubilee

Monday August 1 2016

Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria addresses residents during a church fundraiser at Nyataro, Kisii County, on July 31, 2016. He said that the region stands to gain more if it supports the ruling coalition. PHOTO | BENSON MOMANYI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria addresses residents during a church fundraiser at Nyataro, Kisii County, on July 31, 2016. He said that the region stands to gain more if it supports the ruling coalition. PHOTO | BENSON MOMANYI | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

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Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has claimed that Gusii leaders who visited State House on Thursday had defected to Jubilee.

Mr Kuria said the leaders had decided to ditch their respective parties so that the region can be developed. He said Kisii stands to gain more if it supports the ruling coalition.

“Gusii people are a hard working lot that should be immensely reaping from the government of the day. The leaders had told the President that they will be seeking re-elections in the Jubilee Party and should not tell you otherwise,” the MP told a church fundraiser in Nyataro, Nyaribari Chache Sub-County, on Sunday.

The legislator further said the government is planning to construct more than 200 kilometers of tarmacked roads across the county.

He also added that the upgrading of Suneka Airstrip will resume soon.

Kisii Senator Chris Obure, on the other hand, maintained that no leader has jumped ship from ODM to Jubilee.

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“That is a wild allegation. All that took us there was to seek development for our people and anybody claiming that we had defected is lying,” said Mr Obure.

Mr Kuria added that the government had agreed to upgrade Nyaguta Village Polytechnic to a teachers college.

He further said that President Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto will win the next General Election.

Nyaribari Chache MP Richard Tong'i, who hosted Mr Kuria, said the President is committed to the development agenda of the county.

“If you show your support for President Uhuru Kenyatta in next year’s elections, he will have no option but to support the region in development,” said Mr Tong’i.

Editing by Philip Momanyi