President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto’s have hatched a new plan to win over Cord supporters across the country.

The elaborate scheme among other things targets Cord MPs, Governors and MCA’s and it is being executed by key coalition leaders who include Leader of Majority Adan Duale.

The idea is to convince the elected leaders to either shut up for the next five years or where possible work openly with the government and in return they will get “good things for their people and themselves”.

“I have met and spoken to Duale about this plan but i told him it is impossible for me to work with Jubilee because doing so will amount to political suicide,” said an MP from Nyanza aware of the plan.

Yesterday Duale denied that Jubilee was planning to kill the opposition. “All I can say for now is that Jubilee is the government of the people and by the people, a government that is popular among all Kenyans regardless of political affiliation. We are reaching out to anyone willing to work with the winning team,”Duale said.

The plan will also be executed by the the President and his Deputy through frequent visits to the areas that voted for cord overwhelmingly. The two leaders will also appoint some people from the targeted areas to key positions in addition to launching major projects in the ares.

“We believe this strategies will see us turn the tables on the opposition,”said a source at the Presidency. The areas being targeted by Jubilee are western Kenya, South Nyanza especially Kisii, Coast and Ukambani.

In Ukambani Jubilee wants to prop up Machakos governor using a host of independent and government friendly MPs in a bit to topple Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka. Lands Cabinet Secretary Charity Ngilu will be tasked to help Mutua.

In Nyanza the Jubilee schemers want to hive off South Nyanza with kisii being their main target because of its high population. They also want to closely work with Migori governor Okoth Obado who is said to be close to Ruto and his Homabay counterpart Cyprian Awiti.

Last month Kisii politicians led by Information cabinet secretary Fred Matiangi paid a courtesy call on president Uhuru at statehouse.

According to multiple state house sources, the Kisii leaders invited President Uhuru to visit the region as a way of cementing the newly found relationship.

In western Kenya, Jubilee plans to fight Cord principal Moses Wetang’ula who has emerged strong from his by-elections last December while keeping Musalia Mudavadi close to the government.

The Bungoma senator plans to contest the presidency and it is believed he may take significant Luhya votes considering his wealth and aggressiveness. Luhya’s are the second largest tribe in Kenya and therefore attractive to any presidential candidate.

In Coast region, Jubilee is targeting to woo governors Hassan Joho of Mombasa and Amason Kingi of Kilifi as their point men. Kilifi North MP Gideon Mug’aro, the Cord chief whip in Parliament is also being targeted as part of reaching out to the indigenous people in the area.

“We have met some jubilee leaders and who have asked us to work with the government,” said An MP from Coast.

Suna MP Mohamed Junet has however dismissed the scheme saying it amounts to a waste of time. “Let me assure that the jubilee government is not popular with many Kenyans so to say that jubilee is scheming to age out cord in its stronghold will not sire any fruits.It will just fail,”Junet said.

Lugari MP Ayub Savula promised to resist jubilee in the Western region saying unless Uhuru and Ruto honor promises they made to the region,then they will not work with them.

“We have a host of agendas we presented to Uhuru at state house which are yet to be fulfilled. We are being taken for a ride by the government and I want to promise you that I will resist such a move to the end,” Savula said.

– the-star.co.ke

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