NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 15 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has told off CORD leader Raila Odinga on his claims that there are divisions in Jubilee.
The President told Odinga to put his house in order instead of wasting time castigating Jubilee which is already in power.
President Kenyatta was responding to the opposition leader’s claims that former Cabinet Minister the late William Ole Ntimama had told him that he joined one wing of Jubilee that is aligned to the President.
“Right here there was a meeting in Narok. People met and after that Ntimama went to State House. After he came from there, he phoned me and told me that ‘Raila, do not think that I have defected to Jubilee.
Jubilee has two hands. One is pressing us here in Narok and so I have gone to ask for Uhuru’s one hand so that he can help us in the problem we have Narok,” he stated.
But in a quick rejoinder, President Kenyatta told him Jubilee is united and has no two sides as he alluded to in his remarks while purporting to quote the late Ntimama who had decamped to Jubilee.
“My brother Raila is indeed my brother. Please leave Jubilee issues alone. Jubilee does not have two or three hands. We have only one hand; we know where we are going. You go and put your house in order and let us meet at the polls,” he stated.
“Leave Jubilee alone. Let us look for this vote in a calm way. You are looking for it, us we are sitting on it and we are in no hurry to leave. People should know that ‘Kumeza Mate Sio Kukula Nyama’ (swallowing saliva does not mean that you have eaten meat, so my friends, continue swallowing your saliva,” he said.
The whole ceremony was characterized by a trading of barbs between leaders from both sides of the political divide over the implementation of recommendations of the Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) report.