Samburu Members of the County Assembly (MCA’s) have commended the Jubilee party for appointing, Sammy Leshore, to replace Isaack Mwaura as the party’s nominee for Senate representing people living with disabilities.
Led by Samburu County Assembly Speaker, Solomon Lempere, the MCAs thanked President Uhuru Kenyatta following the nomination of senator Leshore which they said would improve service delivery to the public.
“We received news of the gazettement of the former Senator of Samburu County Sammy, Leshore, as a nominated Senator representing persons living with disability with great joy, we wish to sincerely thank the President of the Republic of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, for the gesture, we know this will go a long way in enhancing development and services to the people of Samburu County and the country at large,” he said.
The leaders were confident that the Senator would retain his nomination seat despite potential legal challenges in court.
“I would like to pass a strong message to those people who might be planning to go to Court that we will use all channels available to make sure that our Senator retains the seat,” Wamba East Ward MCA, Lucas Lekwale said.
Despite Senator Steve Lelegwe’s decision to vote ‘NO’ against the BBI Bill, the MCAs vowed to work with all elected leaders in ensuring the Constitutional amendment process through a referendum as proposed in the BBI report is overwhelmingly supported.
Leshore, 67, is a former MP and is also the immediate former Samburu County Senator 2013 to 2017 before he lost to the incumbent Senator Lelegwe.
Elsewhere, Nyandarua Governor Francis Kimemia has called on the Jubilee Party leadership to crack the whip on errant members.
Kimemia termed as unfortunate that a section of elected leaders had openly pledged their elsewhere, an intentional move that he said was aimed at antagonising the Jubilee leadership and destabilise the ruling party.
He said it was time, the party leader to extend the purge and rein in on more defiant members.