Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru has lashed out a Jubilee Party Majority Leader in the National Assembly Amos Kimunya over his weekend remarks that the government will not allocate funds for development initiatives in Kiambaa constituency should the electorate not elect its candidate .
Speaking in Kirinyaga on Tuesday, Governor Waiguru differed with the Kipipiri MP and disassociated the Jubilee Party from it, saying Kenyans have a right to make independent decisions at the ballot without being intimidated because the government serves all Kenyans.
“While we call upon the Kiambaa electorate to elect the Jubilee candidate, the party has disassociated itself from the sentiments made,” she said on Tuesday.
“We know President (Uhuru) Kenyatta has initiated development projects across the country even where he was not supported in the 2017 elections.”
In her remarks the Kirinyaga Governor noted Kimunya’s sentiments did not reflect a position of Jubilee of its leadership and anyone making statements such as those are meant to ruin the good reputation of the party.
“Such utterances are meant to ruin the good reputation of the party which was formed on the basis of equity leadership and efficient service to the all Kenyans.”
The Jubilee Party and William Ruto’s UDA are headed for a clash on July 15th in Kiambaa where the residents will be electing a new MP in a by-election. The ruling party has fronted Kariri Njama, while UDA has John Njuguna Wanjiku.