Junet Mohamed responds to critics over his Nyamira remarks

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Minority Whip in the National Assembly and MP for Suna East has dismissed those castigating him over his remarks in Nyamira last week, where he told Cabinet Secretary for Health, Mutahi Kagwe he would be a ‘visitor’ in Raila Odinga’s government when the ODM boss takes over from President Uhuru Kenyatta next year. In an interview with Citizen TV, the Minority Whip said his sentiments were blown out of context, misinterpreted, misreported, and misdirected.

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”We were in Nyamira for a function which is Gusii land. I was basically addressing the local people of Kisii telling them that as people of Nyanza, we have an opportunity to lead the country. I was so shocked when I saw how people can be so desperate especially the Tanga Tanga people who might have a bankruptcy of ideas,” the Suna East MP said.

Adding: ”I was trying to excite the people, tell them that we need to be together this time so that our numbers can be formidable as Nyanza. I was speaking in Gusii land, not even in Luoland.”

On Friday, during the function that had been attended by Health CS Mutahi Kagwe and his Interior counterpart, Fred Matiang’i, Junet Mohammed told the Health CS that Mt Kenya people had enjoyed wielding power for more than 20 years and it was now Nyanza’s turn to be at the helm.

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”Baba akishinda, serikali ni yetu watu wa Nyanza. Sitaki iyo watu wa gazeti waskie iyo, Mutahi Kagwe anaeza kasirika (If Raila wins the presidency, the government will be owned by the people of Nyanza. I don’t want the media to hear this, Mutahi Kagwe will be upset),” Junet stated in Nyamira.

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