8 Demands Jubilee MPs Have Made to President Uhuru


Members of Parliament from the Jubilee Party have made eight demands that they want President Uhuru Kenyatta to address.

The Standard held interviews with the legislators who expressed what the wanted from the Head of State who is also their party leader.

Many seem to agree to the call for a Parliamentary Group meeting where they want to some of the issues addressed.

“Unlike during Jubilee’s first term between 2013 and 2017 when we could be called for PGs four times a year, none has been convened two years down the line in the second term,” commented Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi.

Top among the issues is the handshake that Uhuru had with former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and the effects of their collaboration on the party.

Bureti MP Japhet Mutai told reporters that the president should spell out the terms of engagement of his handshake with Odinga.

“We want to have a PG so that we can discuss and get to know about the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) and the handshake,” cited Soy MP Caleb Kositany.

The referendum is also a point of concern as many MPs are divided on the stand they should take on the plebiscite.

Naivasha MP Jane Kihara called for unity in the party noting that there were three factions within Jubilee which were causing the rift.

“Currently we have around three groups in the party. We have two groups dubbed Tanga tanga and Kieleweke and a third group that has remained silent. This is a serious threat to the party,” she noted.

Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri highlighted the importance of conducting grassroot elections for the party. He added that a proper party structure would improve networking within Jubilee and enhance unity.

Aldai MP Cornelly Serem raised concerns that the president had asked legislators to develop their constituencies yet some of the CDF funds had still not been disbursed.

“As we talk, we have only received 30 per cent of the funds. The president is bashing us to be at the grassroots when there are no funds,” wondered Serem.

Molo MP Kuria Kimani cited the need for the ruling party to talk about its flagbearer for the 2022 General Election adding that other parties had identified potential candidates.

Other MPs told reporters that President Kenyatta should break down his legacy project, the Big Four Agenda, for them to understand and support it.

“Right now there is the Big Four Agenda that need to be implemented, but there is no proper networking in government. Everyone talks but there is no unified direction,” noted Oscar Sudi.




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