Governor Lee Kinyanjui attacks Jubilee over Isaac Ngugi’s Senate nomination

Thursday, September 23rd, 2021 16:57 |
Governor Lee Kinyanjui
Governor Lee Kinyanjui: PHOTO/courtesy

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has faulted the ruling jubilee party for its choice in the replacement of the late Victor Prengei in the Senate.

Speaking on Thursday, September 23, Kinyanjui accused Jubilee of marginalisation after it nominated Isaac Ngugi who hails from Nyandarua instead of a candidate from the Ogiek community.

"To deprive the marginalised, poor Ogiek the only representation they had, is a cruel and regrettable gesture," Kinyanjui said.

The governor further faulted Jubilee for not holding consultations before making decisions that involves all the members.

"While we may not be the decision-makers in Jubilee, it is clear that consultation and stakeholder engagement has been deleted from the party constitution

Jubilee Party has the unique distinction of employing and paying individuals to bring it down, self-cannibalization," the governor said.

However, Kinyanjui's recent attack on Jubilee comes after party Secretary General Raphael Tuju said the party had initially fronted Peter Cheruiyot,38, who is from the Ogiek community but failed to meet the age requirement set by IEBC for the youth representative in the Senate.

“The Ogiek community wanted us to appoint Cheruiyot of which we did but unfortunately, he was locked out by IEBC due to age. The Commission requires that in that docket, we pick someone who is aged 35 years and below,” Tuju said.

In his bare-knuckled attack, Governor Kinyanjui singled out certain individuals within the party for what he described as their reckless actions and personalisation of the party management at the expense of members.

"In the meantime, we respect your decision but assure you that we shall revisit soon. It is clear that our failures are also largely internal, perpetrated by a small clique that will not face the electorate. We shall forever remember you for your tireless actions to bring down Jubilee. You have not succeeded," Kinyanjui said.

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