Uasin Gishu governor Jackson Mandago and Kapsaret MP Jackson Mandago have exchanged political barbs over the latter’s decision to go for the Uasin Gishu senatorial seat in 2022 after his term as the county boss comes to an end.
Speaking over the weekend in Uasin Gishu during a fundraiser at AIC Mararai, Oscar Sudi, asked Mandago to keep off local politics and focus his energy on national campaigns and higher positions telling him the position of a senator does not fit the governor.
“Mandago needs to go for a higher position. We need him to go on countrywide tours to popularise Dp Ruto. Mandago should be talking of Agriculture CS, not Senator. You can’t be a chief then you want to be an assistant chief,” Oscar Sudi said, going ahead to endorse one of Mandago’s competitors for the same seat.
However, Governor Mandago did not take the Kapsaret MP’s remarks rubbishing his senatorial bid lightly and asked him to stop planning for the people of Uasin Gishu who their leaders will be in 2022 and instead focus on his duties as a legislator.
”I have heard that Kapseret member of parliament Oscar Sudi is moving around rubbishing my senatorial bid this is nonsense since you cannot plan for the people of Uasin Gishu who their leader will be.”
”The country is not going forward because of leaders of his caliber who don’t even speak in parliament thus failing in making laws that could help their electorates. Sudi should concentrate with his Kapseret politics and leave me alone,” Governor Mandago said.
In October at a funeral in Soy constituency, Governor Mandago, 47, announced that he will be contesting for the Senate seat in 2022 while dismissing claims that anyone who wants to be a Senator should be a lawyer by profession.