Section of Kamba leaders say they will support Jubilee government
NAIROBI, Kenya Aug 14 – A section of Opposition leaders drawn from the Kamba community have vowed to support the Jubilee government on grounds that they do not want to be left out in the cold for another five years.
Led by the former Wiper party Kitui Senator, David Musila, the leaders said on Monday that the people from the Kamba nation will miss out a lot if they do not realign themselves with the government.
“We have been in the Opposition for five years and we think it will not be in the interest of the community to stay in the Opposition any longer, we will be seeking the views of the people but as it stands we strongly feel that we do not belong in the Opposition for another five years,” said Musila.
Musila who was accompanied by a host of other former opposition Kamba leaders said they will hold a series of consultative meetings with their constituents in their own backyards to drum up support for the Jubilee government.
“It is our view and a view held by most members of the community to support the government. We will be engaging our people but ultimately we will not be staying in the Opposition any longer,” said Musila.
Speaking to journalists at Parliament Building, Musila further reiterated that they do not support the Opposition, National Super Alliance leader, Raila Odinga remarks to his supporters to boycott work.
“Regardless of the views that Odinga holds, the community is not supporting any acts of violence and any boycotts to work or anything that will undermine the stability of the country. The Kamba nation is not going to be involved in this boycotts or demonstrations,” said Musila.
Odinga who has been vocal in disputing the presidential results from the time they were declared by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), asked his supporters on Sunday in Mathare to boycott work Monday to protest what he termed as a flawed election process.
Odinga is set to announce the coalition’s next move after losing the elections last week.
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has declared Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta the President-elect, following Tuesday’s General Election, granting him a second term in office.
President Kenyatta of the Jubilee Party garnered 8,203,290 votes (54.27pc) against National Super Alliance (NASA) candidate Raila Odinga’s 6,762,224 votes.