Wajir MPs join Jubilee

By PSCU/Beth Nyaga

Two Wajir ODM Members of Parliament today led the Degodia community to the Jubilee Party saying they can longer continue being in the opposition.

The two Members of Parliament are Adan Keynan Wehliye and Mohamed Ibrahim Elmi.

The two Mps and other leaders were led by Wajir East MP Abass Sheikh Mohamed who was elected on a Jubilee ticket in the last general elections.

The leaders who included 15 Wajir County MCA’s led by their speaker Bishar Omar said their decision to join the ruling party has been informed by the development agenda being implemented by the government through-out the country.

Eldas MP Adan Keynan said Wajir County has resolved to join Jubilee Party which is the winning team.

“Your Excellency you know us, we are always clear on our decisions. When we were joining the opposition we declared during the daylight. This is the same thing we are doing here. What we are doing here is building an inclusive County,” said MP Keynan.

The leaders who were speaking in State House, Nairobi, said the county has also been seriously affected by the ongoing drought and called on the national government to scale up its drought mitigation programme in the county.

Speaking during the function, President Uhuru Kenyatta said it has been his desire all along to work with the people of Wajir for the sake of unity and stability of the region.

“Iam happy on the decision you have made. This has been my prayer since 2013, it was our intention to work with you,” said the President.

Adding: “The most important thing in development is unity and stability. Where there is no unity and peace, there can be no development,” said President Kenyatta.

The President said the Government is undertaking several development projects in Wajir intended to improve the living standards of the county residents.

He said water and sewerage project within the county is still on course and its implementation will begin soon.

Other projects in the pipeline include the tarmacking of Modogashe-Samata Road and phase two of Modogashe-Kutulo road.

The President said he will ensure the North Eastern region is open for business and investments by constructing roads saying before finishing his second term the government would put up a tarmacked road from Garissa to Mandera.

The President urged all communities in North Eastern to join hands and work together for the sake of peace and stability of the region.

Deputy President William Ruto, who was also present, said the leaders have done the right thing by joining Jubilee because the party’s aim is to bring all Kenyans together.

“Wajir leaders want a county which is inclusive just as Jubilee wants one inclusive country,” said the Deputy President.