East Africa Legislative Assembly (EALA) Member of Parliament Kanini Kega has reiterated his commitment of supporting President William Ruto’s administration saying the Head of State means well for the country a few months after taking over following the August 2022 General Elections.
The former Kieni lawmaker and Jubilee Secretary General said they have resolved to work with the Kenya Kwanza government because the Head of State and his second in command Rigathi Gachagua mean well for the whole country.
“By the mere fact that we are here, it shows that we recognise that the fifth president of the Republic of Kenya is none other than William Samoei Ruto. I have come here as the Secretary General of the (Jubilee) party.Your excellency you know I am your friend, I support you and you can count on my support,” Kega remarked authoritatively on Sunday during an interdenominational service at Sagana Lodge in Nyeri
“With 34 members in the National assembly and Senate, we will be walking and working with you from today,” he added.
Last month,the vibrant politician who was an integral part of Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Presidential candidate Raila Odinga’s campaigns challenged former President Uhuru Kenyatta to keep off his successor’s regime.
Addressing a gathering in Bahati Constituency, the ex two-term legislator who also serves as Budget and Appropriations Committee Chairman during the last term asked Kenyatta to reach out to former Prime Minister Odinga and ask him to let go his demonstrations agenda which will further disrupt the stability of Kenya.
“To the former President Uhuru Kenyatta, the gentleman who is now the President now stood with you for 10 years when you were the President as his principal assistant. Helped him work. In 2002, the same gentleman (Ruto)stood with him.
“What we are requesting from Uhuru, Kindly let the government William Ruto be. Talk to former Prime Minister Raila Odinga because the cost of living will not be brought down through protests,” he chastised.
Kega, while disclosing the reasons for severing ranks with their Azimio partners earlier this year claimed they have been marginalized almost in all key decision-making meetings including being shortchanged in key Parliamentary appointments.
He argues that for a former ruling party that once boasted of having 175 MPs to remain relevant in coming years, the members need to put their money where it counts saying such a possibility cannot be realized under the umbrella of Azimio coalition.