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Namwamba says Labour Party will support Uhuru bid

Budalangi MP Ababu Namwamba./FILE
Budalangi MP Ababu Namwamba./FILE

Labour Party of Kenya leader Ababu Namwamba has said he will back President Uhuru Kenyatta’s reelection bid as an appreciation to the Head of State’s services to the constituents of Budalang’i.

The former secretary general of ODM said Uhuru has listened to the concerns of the people of Budalangi and addressed their problems.

Namwamba burnt bridges with ODM and joined Labour Party. He identified the construction of a critical bridge over river Nzoia as a significant milestone for his people.

“I can confidently walk into Budalang’i and say Uhuru has listened to their concerns and addressed them,” Namwamba said during an Interview on Citizen TV’s Cheche programme.

He said the bridge is almost completed and would be opened in two months by Uhuru. “We have observed the President’s services and demeanour. He came to Budalang’i and condoled with the families when a boat capsised and promised the bridge will be completed,” the MP said. The MP said previous administrations have failed to honour promises to build the crucial bridge, despite pleas from the residents.

He said the move by the party organs to support Uhuru was informed by the fact that “Uhuru is the best in the pack among those seeking the Presidency.”

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